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Laura Congleton

B.A. in International Studies, 2003

Latin America and Global Economics and Business

Croft provided an excellent opportunity to learn a wide range of topics within the international studies field. I did NOT know what I wanted to do when I graduated, but my focus on Latin American studies in Croft led to my interest in working in international development. After working in that field for a few years, I realized that international security policy was another challenging but rewarding field. I believe Croft provided me a solid foundation on policy issues across the globe that I was able to transition to security policy in grad school (in fact, I further studied both international development and international security policy in grad school), after which I started at NNSA. Therefore, the breadth of study in Croft enabled me to choose not one but two fields in which to work. Now I'm on a career path that is of my making and is rewarding and enduring.

Further Education
M.A. in International Affairs, the George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs, 2010
Career History
Subcontracts Administrator with SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) in Washington, D.C.
Current Position
Senior International Program Analyst contracted by the National Nuclear Security Administration to work on the U.S./U.K. Mutual Defense Agreement with Leidos in Washington, D.C.