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Fellowship Program

Pallas Foundation is proud to have created the Pallas Fellowship Program to support the education and professional development of emerging leaders from traditionally underrepresented groups in national security. Fellows participate in a paid program where they assist in the day-to-day operations of the firm, provide tailored research, and develop products for clients, all while being immersed in and engaging with the national security and policymaking communities in Washington, DC.


Throughout the program, Fellows have many opportunities to interact with senior officials and officers across the Department of Defense, State Department, National Security Council, Intelligence Community, and other government agencies and offices. They also gain exposure to the broader national security ecosystem and its impact by working with leading technology companies, venture capital firms, and non-profit institutions. Additionally, the Fellows take part in a series of leadership development curriculum throughout the program.

Interested in becoming a Pallas Foundation Fellow? More details can be found here.

Meet the Fellows
Quintarius Bell

Quintarius is a senior at the University of Miami working towards an Industrial Engineering degree. He has experience with spacecraft and nuclear systems as well as due diligence and market research for venture investing. He is excited to learn about the process of introducing dual-use technologies to the public sector. His interests span technology transfer, space, and venture capital.
Léa Glaenzer

Léa is a recent graduate from George Washington University where she obtained her master’s in International Affairs with a functional focus on Conflict Resolution and a regional focus on Africa. She previously worked at the international NGO, Search for Common Ground. She is looking forward to learning more about the national security ecosystem and disruptive technology. As a first generation American, she is passionate about diplomacy, foreign relations, and national security. Outside of work, she can be found reading novels, cooking, or biking scenic routes.
Krista McSwain

Krista is a first year graduate student at Johns Hopkins SAIS where she is earning her master’s  in International Relations with a functional focus on security and statecraft and a regional focus on China. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis, where she majored in International Affairs and Chinese. She previously worked in Congressman Cohen's office and with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. At Pallas, she hopes to broaden and deepen her understanding of security, defense, and technology. In her free time she enjoys cooking and advancing her Mandarin skills.
Cari Shearer

Cari is a current graduate student at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, pursuing a master’s degree in Security Policy Studies with a concentration in Science and Technology. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Global Security from Temple University. She previously worked for National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute where she focused on analysis of the federal science & technology budget and data sharing for logistics and predictive maintenance.
Moshe Wander

Moshe is a recent graduate of Georgetown University, where he received a master’s degree in security studies with a concentration in U.S. national security policy. He has four years of experience in the media industry in both social media and print media, and serves part-time as a military intelligence officer in the Army Reserve. At Pallas, he is excited to learn from a remarkable team of people with a wealth of experience in the world of national security.   
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