Bernadette Gostelow is from Singapore. She is a senior in the School of General Studies. Her research interests include grand strategy, counterterrorism policy counterinsurgency policy, development studies, and human security. Her particular areas of interest are East and Southeast Asia. She is currently working on her departmental honors thesis on the intersection between terrorist financing and variations in terrorist-linked political violence in Southeast Asia. Bernadette also has experience doing nuclear non-proliferation and grand strategy work with think tanks such as the Wilson Center in DC. She also has also done cybersecurity policy with the Ministry of Defence in Singapore. On campus, Bernadette is the vice-president of a student-run social-impact consultancy and a staff writer at the Columbia Political Review.