2021 Next Gen National Security Fellow
U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission
Laura Bate is a Senior Director for the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission, where she focuses on issues including international engagement, workforce development, and cybercrime. Prior to joining the Commission, she was a policy analyst with the Cybersecurity Initiative at New America. She has written for Foreign Policy, Slate, War on the Rocks, and The National Interest, and has submitted written testimony to Congress on cybersecurity workforce development issues. She is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS). Laura received her master's degree from Georgetown University's Security Studies Program where her research focused on the implementation of big data tools in an intelligence environment. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics and international affairs from the University of Colorado -Boulder and studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo.