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Lindsay Rand is a PhD student at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and a graduate research assistant at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). Rand’s research is focused on the intersection of science and policy in the field of international security. Her doctoral research will examine the role of science and technology in verification approaches for arms control agreements. Rand is also researching the different impact areas for emerging/disruptive technologies, including drone swarms, and plans to apply findings from her doctoral research to propose innovative options for arms control agreements on new technologies. At CISSM, Rand supports nuclear security research projects through conducting socio-technical analyses of nuclear energy industries. Rand received an M.S. in nuclear health physics from Georgetown University, where her technical research included assessments of radiation detectors for the U.S. Navy and FEMA and the development of a lightweight radiation detection robot. Rand has a B.A. in physics and classical history from Carleton College.