Sam Howell

Research Associate, Technology and National Security Program

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Sam Howell is a Research Associate with the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Her research interests include quantum information science, semiconductors, and the use of emerging technologies to enhance human performance.

Prior to joining CNAS, Howell worked as an intelligence analyst at a risk consulting firm in Washington, D.C. She also formerly worked as a counterterrorism researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and the Elliott School of International Affairs, and as a staff assistant on Capitol Hill.

Howell’s commentary and analysis has appeared in outlets including The Economist, Lawfare, The Diplomat, and Voice of America. She holds an MA in security policy studies from the George Washington University. She received her BA in medical humanities and bioethics with a minor in political science from Baylor University.

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