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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
Delaney Duff

Delaney is a current graduate student at Georgetown University where she is pursuing a master’s degree in Security Studies with a focus on international security. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Geography from the George Washington University. Previously she analyzed transnational threats at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and consulted on risks to critical infrastructure for Partner Forces. At Pallas, she is excited to deepen her understand of the national security ecosystem.
Zakaria Enzminger

Zakaria is a recent Master's degree graduate from SAIS at Johns Hopkins University in Strategic Studies, with a focus on cybersecurity and the Middle East. Previously, he worked as a freelance writer/marketer at For Purpose PBC and Fruitful, and in strategic consulting at CIVIC. His interest lies at the confluence of public and private partnerships, and the rich seam of meaningful value that can be derived from this process.
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Lucas Flood

Lucas is a current graduate student at the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, pursuing a master’s degree in Security Studies with a concentration in U.S. National Security Policy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in American History and German from Washington and Lee University. He previously worked for Public Opinion Strategies, where he gained experience in political and corporate campaign strategy. At Pallas, Lucas looks forward to expanding his knowledge of the intersection between emerging technology and national security. In his free time, Lucas is usually spending time with his wife, Bridget, reading about military history, or watching the Texas Rangers.
Diane Mohamed

Diane holds a master of international affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs with a concentration in international security policy and a specialization in the Middle East and conflict resolution. As a Young Global Professional at the Atlantic Council, she collaborated on MENA region research and managed projects and events. She also worked on conflict prevention recommendations for Libya with the US Department of State. Diane is eager to deepen her understanding of the private sector within the context of the Department of Defense (DoD) and explore advanced technologies in the field of national security. Her interests include counterterrorism, diplomacy, and national security.
Caylor Scales
Caylor is a recent graduate from Virginia Tech where she obtained her Bachelors in Political Science. She currently attends George Mason University for her master's in International Security with a focus on African countries in relation to national security. She currently volunteers with Young Professionals in International Affairs (YPIA) and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). She is looking forward to learning more about how national security and emerging technology are interconnected with other parts of national security.  In her free time Caylor likes to bake, bike, lift-weights, and read.
Maria Young
Maria received her Masters degree from Kings College, London, where she studied Intelligence and International Security. During her time in London, Maria was able to work alongside the UK Ministry of Defence, pursuing the Hacking For Defence program run by Common Mission Project. Before that, she earned her Bachelor's degree in International Affairs at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, engaging in different law-enforcement-orientated internships, such as working with the Carabinieri, a branch of the Italian Armed Forces. Coming from a military family, Maria harbors a strong interest in military tactics and strategies and how their nuances differ throughout countries. Being half-Italian, she speaks fluent Italian, and loves good espressos – she's on a mission to prove there's no such thing as a bad time for that perfect cup, hence you'll always be seeing her drinking one.   
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