Maria Robson serves as a Pre-Doctoral Research Assistant at the Global Resilience Institute and is pursuing her PhD in Northeastern University’s Political Science Department. She has served as Teaching Assistant in International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Espionage History. Maria previously worked as a Global Security Intelligence Analyst in the energy industry, monitoring physical security threats to employees in the Middle East, West Africa, and Latin America. She has her own consulting company in Canada, which provided tailored risk analysis to private-sector clients. Maria holds a Master’s degree in Military, Security, and Strategic Studies from the University of Calgary, Canada – where her thesis focused on US-Canadian intelligence sharing within the Five Eyes alliance – and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in International Relations, Economics, and History from the University of Toronto, Canada.