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Rachel Schwartz is an international security expert, specializing in chemical, biological, and emerging technologies and their influence on national security, foreign policy, and terrorism. Ms. Schwartz began her research at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) where she analyzed and authored a report on Syria’s past and present use of chemical and biological weapons.

After graduating from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Biology and Foreign Affairs in 2015, Ms. Schwartz worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a data analytics consultant. At Booz Allen, she advanced the analytic and functional capabilities of her clients through strategic and business analysis, introducing new tools to revitalize the client’s ability to conduct real-time financial and business analysis. Currently, Ms. Schwartz is a Security Studies Master’s candidate at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, United States.