Carmella Saia is a graduate student at the Elliott School of International Affairs studying Security Policy Studies with a dual concentration in U.S. National Security and Science and Technology. Carmella is the President of the Security Policy Studies Student Board, promoting professional and academic excellence within the student body and prioritizing student advocacy. Carmella is also a member of the Leadership, Ethics, and Practice (LEAP) Initiative at the George Washington University where she focuses on the topics of Security and Defense. Additionally, Carmella graduated Summa Cum Laude from the George Washington University in May 2022 with a double major in Political Science and Conflict Resolution. Professionally, Carmella was previously a legislative intern for a Senator's foreign affairs and national security team on Capitol Hill and she now plans to work in the Intelligence Community.