Jenn Kawka is a researcher working on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD). Presently, Ms. Kawka is pursuing her M.A. in International Relations at New York University, focusing on security issues. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism and was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society. She studied abroad in London and interned at the Overseas Development Institute, Britain's leading think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, where she worked with the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) group. Her academic interests include counterterrorism, intelligence and nuclear proliferation issues. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.