Eva Coll

Experiential Education Specialist, START
University of Maryland

Eva Coll is the Experiential Education Specialist at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), managing and overseeing the Center’s internship program. In this role she collaborates regularly with Center researchers and intern supervisors, provides professional mentorship and career development opportunities for interns, and is responsible for the marketing/recruiting for the internship program.

Eva also serves as the instructor for START’s Global Terrorism Studies Minor Program course, BSST386: Experiential Learning in Terrorism Studies, and supports START’s Graduate Education Program by providing career development resources for their students.

Eva was previously a part of the START team prior to taking on this position in 2017, from 2014-2015 as the Center’s Internship Program Coordinator. During the gap between her two roles at START she was serving as the Senior Research Coordinator on the Market Research Team at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Eva holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from the College of the Holy Cross.

START Projects/Courses

2018 – 2018: Teaching Assistant (TA) for Bill Braniff’s GTSM Course, BSST327: Applying Theory to Practice of Countering Terrorism (now BSST377).

2021 – Present: Instructor for GTSM Course, BSST386: Experiential Learning in Terrorism Studies.


Summer/Winter Courses – START offers fully online summer and winter courses each year, which are open to any current degree seeking student or non-degree seeking individual.

Global Terrorism Studies Minor – This University of Maryland undergraduate program is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts, including students who plan to pursue graduate study related to terrorism as well as employment in the federal, state, local, non-profit, and/or private sectors.

Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis – This online graduate program provides participants with advanced education on the causes, dynamics and impacts of international and domestic terrorism.

Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Security and Terrorism Studies – This online graduate program prepares students to examine the complex social, political, economic, and psychological underpinnings of terrorist and other asymmetric security threats.

Internships – START offers internships year round on a variety of research projects and teams, during which participants are exposed to the most up-to-date theories, methods and information related to the study of terrorism.


  • M.A., Higher Education, University of Maryland, 2021
  • B.A., Sociology & Spanish, College of the Holy Cross, 2013