Steven Atwood is a Master’s student at George Washington University’s Elliott School with a concentration in Transnational Security. He recently graduated from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan with a Bachelor's in International Relations. His academic work focuses on environmental, maritime, and transnational security. Steven currently researches how to combat transnational criminal organizations in the maritime, energy, and environmental sectors. He has fluency in Italian and working professional proficiency in Spanish and French. He is from Vicenza, Italy.