Daniella Bove-LaMonica began her career as a Foreign Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State where she served as a Foreign Service Officer in Mexico. She is the recipient of several educational grants, to include a National Security Education Program (NSEP) scholarship in Argentina and a Rotary International Ambassadorial scholarship in Spain. Committed to the idea of fostering relationships across diverse fields of expertise as a strategy to strengthen security, Daniella has contributed chapters to various academic texts and consulted on projects related to security issues in the Americas. Daniella is a graduate of Fordham University’s Honors Program and received her Master’s in International Security Policy and Latin American studies from Columbia University. After more than a decade working either with or for the U.S. Government, she joined the private sector in January 2012 to work as an operational risk manager. She is a fellow with the Truman National Security Project and President of Boren Forum New York, the New York City chapter of The Boren Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving NSEP alumni. Born and raised in Southern California but unable to surf, Daniella is a proud resident of the greater New York City area.