Alexandra Williams

Junior Researcher
University of Maryland

Alexandra Williams is a Junior Researcher within the Unconventional Weapons and Technology (UWT) Division of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. She specializes in biodefense, global health security, emerging infectious diseases, and biological weapons technology. She has also worked on projects focusing on violent non-state actor use of CBRN and red teaming. Alexandra earned her B.A. in Government and International Politics, and her M.S. in Biodefense at George Mason University.


  • George Mason University, M.S. Biodefense, 2018
  • George Mason University, B.A. Government and International Politics, Concentration in International Security, 2016
  • Regional Winner, NASPAA-Batton Simulation Competition “Are You Prepared for the Next Global Pandemic?” 2018
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Xi Lambda Chapter, George Mason University, 2016
Professional Experience:
  • Junior Researcher, START, 2019-Present
  • Research Assistant, START, 2018-2019