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Wardah Emran Amir
is a National Security Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. She co-chairs the Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS) Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) Policy Working Group. She is a member of the Organizations in Solidarity Steering Committee to combat racism and discrimination in the peace and security field. In 2018 Wardah performed a research internship with the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues and later joined the National Nuclear Security Administration Graduate Fellowship Class of 2019-20. Wardah holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MA in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University where she specialized in CBRN policy.
In her article for “Represent,” Wardah Amir shares her story and struggles of a being a Muslim American joining the U.S. national security community and offers hope for creating a more diverse and inclusive field.