Karen A. Mascariñas

Intern, Technology and National Security Program

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Karen A. Mascariñas is a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Mascariñas has worked on digital infrastructure research within ASEAN countries for the East-West Center in Washington. Ms. Mascariñas has also collaborated on a project related to the Cybersecurity Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center.
Ms. Mascariñas is a second year Master’s candidate in the Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs Program at American University’s School of International Service. Her degree focuses on the ethics of emerging technologies. Ms. Mascariñas received her BA in Global Studies and Mass Media, magna cum laude, from California State University San Marcos in Greater San Diego County, California. As a daughter of a United States Navy Sailor, Karen grew up as a third culture kid and has lived in 5 countries. She speaks Tagalog and Spanish.