Research Assistant, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Jamie is a research assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, an affiliate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where she conducts extensive research on emerging functions and applications of new technologies and communicates her findings to policy-oriented audiences. She also analyzes data to better understand North Korean sanctions evasion tactics and trends. Her research interests include missile technology and transatlantic affairs, with an emphasis on Nordic countries.

Jamie is an advisor for Girl Security, which makes national security issues more accessible to young women through training, education, and support. She is also a contributing author for Inkstick Media, a publication dedicated to “de-jargoning” national security issues. Independently, Jamie developed and manages learnwmd.com, a website dedicated to creating a learning commons for WMD education. Jamie has previous experience at the US Department of State, the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, the American Enterprise Institute, and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

I am most excited to work on projects that… challenge preexisting assumptions.

I am looking for partners that can help me… sustainably grow and develop my research and technical skills to make an impactful change in the nuclear space.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when a high-level expert in the field sat down with me for drinks, answered all of my “trivial” questions, and also told me they were excited to watch the work I was doing (not necessarily only what I was “going to do”).

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… include imagery analysis, accessibility issues, and ballistic missile technology regulations.