Katie Ryan is a fourth year student at Columbia University; she will receive her BA of English Literature from Columbia College this spring and her MIA of International Security Policy from SIPA in the spring of 2025. On campus, she is a research assistant with the Robert Jervis International Security Studies Forum and a division one student athlete on the women’s rowing team. Her research interests include the social impact of war as portrayed through literature as well as the early detection of conflict escalation. In her free time, Katie enjoys running, reading, traveling, and trying new restaurants.