Ruth Forsyth is a graduate student at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service working on her master's in German and European Studies, focusing on transatlantic security and defense. She received her BA in International Affairs from Kennesaw State University in 2015, with a minor in Chinese Studies and a certificate in European Union Studies. She has previously worked at the German Marshall Fund of the United States as part of the Security and Defense team, and at the Atlantic Council doing research on NATO and European security issues. Her professional and research interests include transatlantic relations, NATO, EU foreign and security policy, and the implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security agenda in European states.