Communications Officer, 11 - present
Lead officer on all external communications, outreach, and press relations for Eurasia Foundation. Administers website (including a complete redesign in 2014) and edits all work published by the foundation.
Manages organizational social media accounts to expand audience for EF-relevant topics. From December 2013 to June 2014, social media engagement on Twitter and Facebook grew by 27% and 19%, respectively.
Produces in-house official documents like the annual report and periodic program reports using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Produces original journalistic reports on foundation program activities monthly.
Serves as media liaison and spokesman, and manages media relations for staff, board members, and advisory council for global and DC-area outlets.
Foreign Policy Research Institute
Research Fellow, 1
Non-resident fellow in the national security program at FPRI. Researches and writes long-form, reported narrative essays about national security issues, the history of national security, and American foreign policy.
Freelance Journalist, 7 - 11
Wrote reported, analytic, and opinion articles for a wide variety of publications, from small academic presses (Brown Journal of World Affairs) to mainstream popular ones (the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Salon, et. al). Covered national security, defense policy, intelligence, and strategic issues.
Columnist, 4 - 5
Wrote weekly analysis of foreign policy issues as they related to U.S. politics for PBS Need to Know. In July 2010 interviewed by Jon Meachem on the Wikileaks scandal, and in 2012 by May 2012 by Maria Hinojosa on Afghanistan. Covered issues relating to alliance issues in Afghanistan, counterterrorism, drones warfare, and the local political consequences of U.S. policy. Wrote several of the most-read articles for 2011 and 2012.
American Security Project
Counterterrorism Fellow, 1 - 3
Wrote analysis of U.S. foreign policy, targeted to media and senior officials. Traveled extensively for research & participation in international conferences. Wrote op-eds supporting strategic thinking in U.S. foreign policy. Briefed members of Congress, professional staff, and senior policymakers on foreign policy topics. Testified before the Senate on intelligence contracting issues. Managed media presence on key issues. Researched targeted killings, drone strikes, and covert warfare, reforming the intelligence community, and metrics in understanding national security policy.
The Atlantic Monthly Group
Contributor, 7 - 1
Wrote weekly analysis of U.S. foreign policy issues and strategic decision-making, covering drone policy, counterterrorism, economic and social issues in Central Asia, and NATO defense policy.
Senior Intelligence Analyst, 5 - 1
Click to edit position descriptionProduced original and substantive research on the social-cultural phenomena behind irregular warfare movements as the Social Futurist of the Irregular Warfare Division at the National Ground Intelligence Center. Created alternative analytic frameworks, futures studies, and conceptual meta-analysis for the Army intelligence process. Reached out to academic, policy, and journalist sources to gain a non-intel focused view of both warfare and the U.S. military’s place in it. Examined conflicts from a cultural perspective, and educates other Army organizations on how to break out of traditional modes of thinking.
TSI Executive Consulting
Human Terrain Analyst, 1 - 5
Analyzed socio-cultural issues in Afghanistan as a part of the U.S. Army’s TRADOC G2 Human Terrain System, incorporating field and independent research using library, journal, media, and classified sources. Produced operationally relevant reports and profiles of tribal conflicts, socio-economic processes, and political/religious movements within Afghanistan for Brigade Commanders serving in eastern and southern Afghanistan. Served as primary point of contact for increasing HTS interagency presence, doing outreach and liaising with other federal agencies to facilitate data sharing.
Embedded with field teams in Afghanistan to coordinate activities, data-sharing, and provide forward analytical and collection support.
Consultant, 12 - 1
Developed a system for “market surveillance” for a major communications company that incorporates news feeds, online meetups, and group blogging. Analyzed future strategic competitive environment for the U.S. Navy, incorporating future trends into the strategic planning process Analyzed strategic plan of the Air National Guard, incorporating new organizational structures into planning process. Designed and implemented collaborative system for the Defense Intelligence Agency, incorporating massively distributed collaboration and open source research into intelligence analysis as a part of the Full Spectrum Analysis pilot.
Various writing and analysis assignments, ranging from spectrum allocation and mobile Internet adoption to a conceptual analysis of Future Shock.
Red Team Consulting, LLC
Technical Writer, 6 - 10
Full-range bid and proposal management, from red team through submission, including technical writing, engineering compliance, proofreading, and strategy.
Web Developer, 5 - 11
Designed, coded, and maintained web pages for clients, both private and government (primarily Navy). Designed, coded, and maintained corporate Intranet.