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Laura FornicolaClass of 2003

Senior International Program Advisor for the NNSA US/UK Mutual Defense Agreement in Reston, VA

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 graduate 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.

Education
B.A. in International Studies, 2003Latin America and Global Economics and Business
M.A. in International Affairs, George Washington University, 2010
Career History
Subcontracts Administrator for SAIC: Science Applications International Corporation in McLean, VA
National Security Analyst for SAIC: Science Applications International Corporation in Washington, DC
Senior International Program Analyst for the Leidos US/UK Mutual Defense Agreement in Reston, VA
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