Lena Andrews is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is a member of the Security Studies Program. Her research interests include U.S. civil-military relations, grand strategy, and military innovation. Before coming to MIT, Lena was a Senior Program Specialist at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, where she worked on a range of issues, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. Lena holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Tufts University.