Publications



I share my insights in a variety of forums. Below is a sample of my work. 

Speeches, Conferences, and Presentations


  • Panelist, "Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination," Joint Base Andrews Women's History Month Panel, March 2018.
  • Panelist, "Finding and Remembering Your Why," at Joint Women's Leadership Symposium, Norfolk, VA, June 2017.
  • Moderator, "Outlook on Women's Plans and Policies," at Joint Women's Leadership Symposium, Norfolk, VA, June 2017.
  • Professional Development Speaker, "Keep Calm and Lead On: How to Leverage Self-Awareness During Hard Talks and Tough Decisions," at Joint Women's Leadership Symposium, Arlington, VA, June 2016.
  • Moderator, "Reflections on Leadership and Authenticity," at Officer Women's Leadership Symposium, Arlington, VA, April 2016.
  • Presenter, "Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military: Trends and Responses," at Workshop on Women's Health in Global Perspective, Arlington, VA, March 2016. Research conducted with Dr. David J. Armor.
  • Presenter, "An Exploratory Study of the Perceptions of and Challenges Facing Military Mothers," at International Society of Military Ethics Conference, Annapolis, MD, January 2016.
  • Panelist, "Decoding the Abrams Doctrine for Army Structure," at The Heritage Foundation, Washington DC, November 2015.
  • Moderator, "Global Feminism: Empowered Woman, Empowered World," at Officer Women's Leadership Symposium, Arlington, VA, March 2015.
  • Keynote Speaker, "The Impact of Intelligence on the Warfighter," at 2014 Fall Industrial Security Working Group Conference, Chantilly, VA, October 2014.
  • Moderator, "The Motherload: Latchkey Children, Messy Homes, and Other Guilt Trips," at Officer Women's Leadership Symposium, Arlington, VA, April 2014.
  • Presenter, “Integrating Military Moms: The Next Frontier?” at Women in Military Conference, Arlington, VA, October 2011.
  • Keynote Speaker on “Women in the Military” to the Fairfax chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW), January 2011. Co-presented with Colonel Laura Richardson, United States Army.
  • Presenter, “Is the Abrams Doctrine Valid?: Exploring the Impact of Army National Guard Mobilizations on Public Support for the War on Terror,” Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society/Canada Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 2010.
  • Presenter, “Women in the U.S. Military: Showing the Way or Blocking the Road?” at Women in Military Conference, Arlington, VA, September 2009.  Research conducted with Ms. Natasha Christensen.
  • Presenter, “Mentoring Women: The Basics of Leadership,” Women in Military Conference, Arlington, VA, May 2007.
  • Presenter, “Homosexuals and the U.S. Military: The Impact of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ on DOD’s Foreign Language Capabilities,” College of William & Mary Graduate Research Symposium, Williamsburg, VA, March 2007.
  • Senior Advisor, Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, Annapolis, MD, April 2010.
  • Rappateur, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) Conference: “What is Needed?: The Way Ahead on WMD Policy,” Arlington VA, April 2009 (conference report holds same title).
  • Participant (Competitive Selection), Women in International Security (WIIS) Summer Symposium, Washington DC, June 2008.