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PhD Student; Fellow, CISSM

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 specific emerging technology case of quantum sensing, and the impact it will have on nuclear force structure and arms control opportunities. Rand is also researching policy options for engaging different stakeholder communities on issues relating to emerging/disruptive technologies and plans to apply findings from her doctoral research to propose innovative options for future arms control agreements. During her time as a PhD student, Rand has worked as an NSF fellow for the Science and Technology Directorate and a Summer Associate at RAND. 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.