Ms. Kathleen Rouse

Research Intern

Ms. Kathleen Rouse joined the NWC in the summer of 2024 as a research intern. She is a rising junior at Boston University studying International Relations with a minor in Russian. Her research interests include the emergence of space-based military weaponry and the development, motivations, and capabilities of modern missile defense programs. She is pursuing a concentration in Foreign Policy and Security Studies, with particular foci in counterterrorism, intelligence analysis, and nuclear politics.

Ms. Rouse has previously worked as an intern at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a National Security Fellow for Girl Security. After receiving the National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarship to study Russian in Latvia for six weeks, she most recently served as a research intern for the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service. She has published a book, “The Missing Half,” on accessibility of the U.S. national security field, as well as two articles on foreign policy and defense for the International Relations Review to the Library of Congress.