Torrey Taussig is a second-year Doctoral Candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Torrey’s areas of expertise are international security studies and U.S. military and diplomatic history. Her dissertation research focuses on resurgent authoritarianism in Russia and China and seeks to build understanding of the domestic political conditions that may incentivize expansionary foreign policies. Torrey finished her masters at Fletcher in 2014, during which she completed an internship at the U.S. Department of State’s Mission to UNESCO. Prior to Fletcher, Torrey worked at a D.C.-based strategic communications firm, the Glover Park Group and at the Council on Foreign Relations. Originally from New York, Torrey is an avid Yankees, Giants and Rangers fan. She is also a recently certified yoga instructor.