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

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 natio... 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

Patrick Hines
Patrick Hines

Public Diplomacy Intern

Expertise: Public Diplomacy, Arts and Culture, Higher Education, US-China Relations, US-Japan Relations

Patrick Hines is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is also pursuing a doctoral minor in Internation... More

Alicia Orr
Alicia Orr

Climate and Energy Security Intern

Expertise: Climate Policy, Environmental Science, Carbon Pricing, Public Policy, International Relations, and Energy

Alicia Orr is currently a senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with two min... More

Juan Soto
Juan Soto

Asymmetric Operations Intern

Expertise: Public Policy, Domestic Terrorism, International Terrorism, National Security Policymaking, Intelligence

Juan Soto is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. His intere... More

Olivia Popp
Olivia Popp

Nuclear Security Intern

Expertise: Nuclear History and Policy, International Security, Science and Technology Studies, Arts and Culture, Cross-Cultural Cooperation

Olivia Popp is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Science, Technology, & Society from Stanford University, wi... More

Katie Foley
Katie Foley

Climate Security Intern

Expertise: Climate Change, Democracy, Human Rights

Katie Foley is a Climate Security Intern for the American Security Project. She is currently finishing her undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the ... More

Benjamin Pullen

U.S.-Russia Relationship Intern

Expertise: US-Russia Relations, Soviet History, Transnational Security, International Relations Theory

Benji Pullen is pursuing a Master of Arts degree from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Benji earned his Bachelor’s degree in History at Roanoke College and earned a Minor in American Politics. His interests in... More

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