Cristin J. Monahan joined the Archive as the Cyber Vault Fellow in June 2020, with a background in historical research and an interest in how cyber and technology policy shape both global security and everyday life. She previously interned at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) as a member of the Unconventional Weapons Team. During her time at START, she primarily worked on the Integrated Discovery of Emerging and Novel Technologies (IDENT) project, which focused on the threat that emerging and disruptive technologies pose to national security. Cristin is also a graduate student at GWU's Elliott School of International Affairs, pursuing a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies, with a concentration and Science and Technology. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a minor in Russian Studies. As an undergraduate, her honors thesis, “Homosexuality in Russian and Early Soviet Prosecutorial Activism,” received the Willson Coates Senior Honors Essay Award in History.