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Our Staff & Fellows

As well as writing reports and on our Flashpoint Blog, ASP Fellows and Professional Staff are available for on-the-record discussions and on-air appearances.

To reach our experts, please contact our Press Office:  (202) 347-4267 or press@americansecurityproject.org

ASP’s Adjunct Fellows are not located at ASP’s Washington, DC office. ASP does not forward U.S. mail to adjunct fellows.

Climate Security Fellowship

The Climate and Security Advisory Group (CSAG) is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2019 Climate Security Fellowship Program, a collaborative effort of the American Security Project, the Center for Climate and Security and the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program.

Applications are due by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on September 30, 2019. In response to increasing demand for mentorship a... More

Andrew Holland
Andrew Holland

Chief Operating Officer

Expertise: Energy, Climate Change, and Infrastructure Policy

Andrew Holland is the American Security Project’s Chief Operating Officer. His area of research is on on energy, climate change, trade, and infrastructure policy. For more than 15 years, he has worked at th... More

Matthew Wallin
Matthew Wallin

Fellow for Public Diplomacy

Office Manager

Expertise:  Public diplomacy, military history, national security policy, nuclear security, international conflict

A Los Angeles native, Matthew has lead ASP’s research on public diplomacy and strategic communications since 2011. As an expert in national security strategy and international relations, Matthew is also currently le... More

Alexandra Hackbarth
Alexandra Hackbarth

Director, Climate and Energy Security

Expertise: International Security, US National Security Policy, US-China Relations, Afghanistan, Climate Security

Alexandra Hackbarth is the Director of Climate and Energy Security at the American Security Project. Her research examines the national security implications of climate change.

From 2017 to 2019, Alexandra served as the S... More

Annie Aleman
Annie Aleman

Development and External Relations Manager

Annie Aleman is the Development and External Relations Manager at the American Security Project. Her past experience includes digital communications for domestic and international political clients. Annie’s work has taken her around the world, including a year spent in New Zealand with the international consultancy, Topham Guerin.

Annie received her Bachelo... More

Laura Leddy
Laura Leddy

Climate Security Intern

Expertise: Arctic geopolitics, Cold War history, environmental politics, U.S. foreign and defense policy

Laura Leddy is currently a graduate student at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, where she is pursuing an M.A. in International Affairs. Her research focuses on the intersection between diplomacy and military power in... More

Devin Lurie
Devin Lurie

Asymmetric Operations Intern

Expertise: Terrorism, Intelligence, Homeland Security, Political Geography

Devin Lurie is currently pursuing a Master of International Affairs degree, along with a Certificate in Homeland Security from Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service. At the Bush School, he serves in multiple student organizations including the Student Govern... More

Madeline McLaughlin
Madeline McLaughlin

National Security Strategy Intern

Expertise: National Security, Afghanistan, Arts and Culture

Madeline McLaughlin is a recent graduate from the University of Utah. She previously worked as a policy analyst intern specializing in the U.S.’s foreign policy in Afghanistan with the American College of National Security Leaders. While interning at ASP Madeline will be f... More

Nicholas Cropper
Nicholas Cropper

Climate and Energy Security Intern

Expertise: Paleoecology, Genetic Engineering, Climate Change, U.S. National Security

Nicholas Cropper is a recent graduate from the University of South Florida where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology. As an undergraduate, he did paleolimnology research studying the ecological impacts of human development on a chain of lakes near Orlando.More

Sam Humphries

Climate Security Intern

Expertise: Carbon Pricing, Climate Policy, AI and Machine Learning, Middle Eastern Affairs

Sam Humphries is a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy where he studied Mathematical Sciences and Terrorism Studies. Sam is interested in the intersection between analytics and policy and spent his time as an undergraduate researching revenue options for... More

Isabel Bernhard
Isabel Bernhard

Latin American Security Intern

Expertise: Democratization, Civil-Military Relations, Human Rights, China-Latin America relations

Isabel Bernhard is an incoming Master’s candidate in Latin American Studies at Oxford and recent graduate of Harvard College. She wrote her senio... More

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