Becca Earnhardt is a PhD student at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, specializing in international security. Prior to joining the PhD program at the School of Public Policy, Earnhardt was a Faculty Specialist in the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. She was also a Research Associate for the Stimson Center's Nuclear Security Program. Her current research focuses on gene editing; biosecurity; nuclear waste disposal; chemical and biological non-state adversary threats; and adversary psychology. Earnhardt holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a M.Sc. in Biodefense from George Mason University.