Senior Research Associate, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Catherine is a senior research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), where she helped establish, a crowdsourcing website dedicated to analyzing satellite imagery of sites on nonproliferation and defense interest. Her broad research portfolio includes extensive work on trade data analysis and mapping illicit procurement networks; satellite imagery and remote sensing analysis on nuclear nonproliferation-related issues; satellite image processing; and geospatial analysis. She also researches nuclear and missile programs and nonproliferation and export control policies in East Asia, illicit procurement networks and nonproliferation sanctions, and the effect of emerging technologies on nonproliferation policy and strategic stability. Previously, she worked as a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and as a radiological and nuclear threats analyst in Washington, DC. She holds an MA in nonproliferation and terrorism studies from MIIS, and a BS in foreign service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

I am most excited to work on projects that… are interdisciplinary in nature. The opportunity to easily hear different perspectives from people whose work is different from mine is incredibly exciting.

I am looking for partners that can help me… with understanding the technical nature of some of my interest areas and how areas of research are understood (or not) and internalized in different disciplines and different communities.

A moment when I feel most inspired in my work is… when I reflect on the totality of just how significant nuclear issues are to our society.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… relate thaw the proliferation of machine learning technology impact the analysis of nuclear issues and also impact our collective response to nuclear issues.