Erin Corcoran

2022 Next Gen National Security Fellow

Office of the Secretary of Defense

Ms. Erin Corcoran is a Foreign Affairs Specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). In that role, she has worked as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, advising and supporting OSD principals on key regional policy issues. Ms. Corcoran has previously worked on the Russia and Conventional Arms Control desk in the OSD Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia office, serving as the lead for Open Skies Treaty policy. She has also worked on conventional arms control issues for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Department of the Navy. Since 2020, Ms. Corcoran serves as the President of the Washington Wellesley Club, providing programming for over 2000 Wellesley College alums in the greater DC area.

Ms. Corcoran received her M.A. in defense and strategic studies from the Naval War College and her B.A. in international relations and political science from Wellesley College.

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