Founder and CEO, Inkstick Media

Laicie is the founder and CEO of Inkstick Media and editor-in-chief of the foreign policy magazine Inkstick. Her background as a writer and photographer lends itself to an appreciation of storytelling in all of its forms. This is evident in her role as executive producer and host of the PRX- and Inkstick-produced podcast, “Things That Go Boom,” where she explores the “ins, outs, and whathaveyous of what keeps us safe.” She is also a partner with the Truman National Security Project. Laicie’s work has appeared in well-known newspapers, journals, and periodicals including Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She has appeared as an expert on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.

Prior to launching Inkstick, Laicie was a fellow with the Stimson Center’s Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense program and policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Her areas of expertise include US budget process, defense strategy, and nuclear weapons proliferation. Laicie previously held positions at Physicians for Social Responsibility, The Counter Terrorist Finance Organization, and Global Green USA, where her research focused on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons in addition to the financing and structure of terrorist organizations.

I’m most excited to work on projects that… use storytelling to help translate dense issues and inspire a broad audience.

I’m looking for partners that can help me… scale Inkstick’s work responsibly and with the greatest impact.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… throughout the process of creating and launching the podcast, “Things That Go Boom.”

Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… involve storytelling using a variety of tools: writing, photography, art, data visualization, and audio, to name a few.

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Things That Go Boom

The Stimson Center (also @laicie)

Truman National Security Project