Irina Tsukerman received her B.A. in International/Intercultural Studies and Middle East Studies from Fordham University in 2006, and J.D. with a focus on National Security from Fordham University School of Law in 2009, where she helped found, and later ran, the local chapter of the National Security and Law Society. From 2014-2015, she served as the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division’s National and Homeland Security Committee Vice Chair. She also published an essay on cybersecurity with the EastWest Institute. Irina is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in Spanish, and her other passions include peace-building, public diplomacy, and international law. Currently, Irina is a columnist at Morocco World News, and has also published a variety of articles dealing with human rights, security issues, international affairs, and geopolitics in an assortment of publications.