Katie Coffey is an international affairs, government relations and policy professional. She currently supports the U.S. Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Submarine division in Philadelphia, PA. From 2014 to 2016, she worked for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, within the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement (PM/WRA) at the U.S. Department of State, the largest supporter of conventional weapons destruction projects in the world. Within WRA, she supported Near Eastern Affairs portfolio related to humanitarian assistance programs in the Middle East. She helped monitor conventional weapons destruction projects in Jordan, Syria, West Bank, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. She also supported the European and Eurasian portfolio, managing humanitarian mine action projects in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Serbia and the Ukraine . Prior to the State Department, she worked with the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group of Leidos, focused on counter-improvised explosive device (IED) solutions. She received her Bachelor’s in 2011 from JMU, double majoring in International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology, with a concentration in the comparative politics of Sub-Saharan Africa.