Researcher and Business Development Manager
Elle DiLorenzo is a Researcher and Business Development Manager at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies. Before joining CETIS, Ms. DiLorenzo worked at Interpol in the Criminal Analysis Sub-Directorate, focusing on tracking global radiological trafficking and preparing strategic threat assessments for law enforcement use. Prior to that, she was a Research Associate for the Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), where she also collaborated with public health and law enforcement community leaders on bioterrorism emergency preparedness. In 2004 Ms. DiLorenzo was awarded a grant through the Freeman Foundation to conduct primary source research in the Russian Far East on Chinese migration into that area. Her experience in Russia also includes two years of Peace Corps service.
Ms. DiLorenzo received her M.A. in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, with a specialization in International Security. She also graduated Magna cum Laude from Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations.
Her research has focused on so-called Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), trafficking, threat assessment, and terrorism, with a regional emphasis on Russia , Central Asia, and Northeast Asia . Her current research interests include the nexus between drug trafficking and terrorist financing, primarily in the Central Asian region, as well as US emergency preparedness and biosecurity initiatives with regard to incidents of bioterrorism and agricultural bioterrorism.