Natalie Hall is an M.A. candidate in Regional Studies: Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe at the Harriman Institute. She earned her BA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she concentrated on Security Policy, with minors in Slavic Studies and History. She studied abroad at KazGU in Almaty, Kazakhstan for six months focusing on Russian language and Central Asian culture and history. Prior to starting her studies at the Harriman Institute, she worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the Russia and Eurasia Program, and at Eurasia Foundation. At the Harriman Institute she focuses on Eurasian security matters.