Becca Earnhardt is a Research Associate with the Nuclear Security program at the Stimson Center. Her research focuses on emerging technology threats to nuclear facilities, adaptation of nuclear security plans in times of crisis, and international nuclear security governance. Earnhardt is particularly interested in the impact of organizational culture and structure and its effect on nuclear security culture, and violent non-state adversaries of concern to the nuclear enterprise. Earnhardt is currently pursuing a PhD in Policy Studies at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a M.Sc. in Biodefense from George Mason University.