Karina Panyan is a researcher on the Global Terrorism Database at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). She received her B.A. in Russian Language and Government & Politics at the University of Maryland, where she completed the Emerging Global Security Issues Fellowship focusing on extremism and terrorism in the South Caucasus. Karina holds an M.A. in International Economics and Conflict Management from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She was part of a delegation that traveled to Ukraine and published a book on political, social, and economic challenges of the conflict. In the future, Karina hopes to continue studying security challenges and methods of counterterrorism.