Caitlin E. Schindler obtained a Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence from the Institute of World Politics in 2010. While studying at IWP, Caitlin worked as a technical writer and executive officer, for a U.S. Defense Contractor supporting various government customers, mainly in counterterrorism policy and operations. She recently completed her Ph.D. on the historical origins of US public diplomacy at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on using strategic communications in statecraft. Caitlin is just resuming work in counterterrorism and working on publishing her thesis.