Megan Rutter

Junior Researcher, START
University of Maryland

Megan Rutter is a Junior Researcher on the Unconventional Weapons and Technologies team at START. She has worked on projects ranging in topics from CBRN use by violent non-state actors, red-teaming and horizon scanning, and community-based violence prevention. Megan earned her B.S. in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Northeastern University and her M.A. in Security Policy Studies at George Washington University.


  • George Washington University, M.A. in Security Policy Studies, Concentration in Conflict Resolution and Transnational Security Issues, 2018
  • Northeastern University, B.S. in Criminal Justice and Psychology, 2016
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Scholar Athlete Honoree, Michael and Kitty Dukakis Public Service Co-op Award Recipient
Professional Experience:
  • Junior Researcher, START, 2019-Present
  • Research Assistant, START, 2017-2019