Intern, Nuclear Materials Security

Nuclear Materials Security (NMS)

Cara Wilson is intern on the Nuclear Materials Security team at NTI. In this role, Cara supports the group by compiling research for upcoming projects, providing background on new developments in nuclear and uranium security fields, as well as advancing the group’s mission through other means of support.

Cara is a rising senior at the University of Chicago, studying Arabic, Archaeology, and Public Policy. They are passionate about international security and non-proliferation, as well as force postures, specifically in the Middle East. Last summer, Cara was a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship from the US Department of State and studied Arabic in Meknes, Morocco.Cara has previously worked as a research assistant for the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, a political violence and terrorism research organization at UChicago, as well as a barista. In the fall, Cara will intern with the US Department of State in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau. In their free time, Cara is involved in Model UN, the local radio station (88.5 WHPK), and is the co-president of UChicago’s only Arabic language magazine, Majalla.

Cara is thrilled to be joining the NMS group and NTI as a whole because of the growing urgency of nuclear threats to humanity’s future, but firmly believes through cooperation a safer future is possible.


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