Caroline Alexander graduated from McGill University in 2015 with First Class Honors. She double majored in international development and Russian language and literature, writing her honors Russian thesis on Pushkin's fairy tales and her honors development thesis on the relationship between political stability and foreign direct investment in post-communist transition economies. During her time at McGill, Caroline interned for the U.S. Consulate General in Calgary, Alberta. Upon graduation, she joined a government affairs firm in Washington, D.C., where her work focused on federal nuclear science and technology policy, particularly as related to national security, energy, and health care policy. Most recently, she worked for Guidehouse supporting public sector healthcare initiatives. At Yale, Caroline plans to study U.S.-Russia foreign policy. She is particularly interested in the creation and leveraging of national identity narratives in support of international relations strategy. Caroline hopes to ultimately apply her research to building platforms for U.S. engagement and partnership throughout Russia and Eastern Europe.