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Kesa White

Program Associate


Kesa is a graduate student in the School of Public Affairs, studying Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy. Her primary interests are terrorism, foreign policy, and national security. Her interests are primarily focused on terrorism (violent extremism and terrorism organizations operating in Africa), foreign policy, and national security.

Kesa has conducted research in the field of terrorism while at AU and has completed two internships with the Federal Government (United States Department of Agriculture and the Drug Enforcement Administration). After graduating from AU, Kesa served as a contractor supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration. Currently, Kesa is working as a graduate intern with the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism.

Kesa graduated from American University School of International Service with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies in May 2018.