Sara Alvis Daly
Sara Daly is currently working as an analytic manager in the US government. She has previously served as a manager at the National Counterterrorism Center and as a Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats at the National Intelligence Council. Sara also has served as a lecturer at Georgetown University, the University of Connecticut and Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service where she taught graduate courses on terrorism and transnational security issues. From 2002-2008, Sara was an international policy analyst at The RAND Corporation in Arlington, VA. At RAND, Sara’s research focused primarily on international terrorism, insurgency, emerging threats, radicalization, nuclear terrorism, and intelligence issues. In 2009, she co-authored her first academic text, Women as Terrorists, published by Praeger Security International. Prior to RAND, Sara was at the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism as the representative from CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. She also served as a terrorism analyst from 1997-2002 assessing trends in the activities of various Middle Eastern terrorist groups and has traveled widely in the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. She holds an M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a B.A. in Political Science and French from Southwestern University.