Tricia White is an Intern for the Biological Weapons Convention Project and Congressional Science Policy Initiative at the Federation of American Scientists. Previously, she worked on the ICBM Information Project at FAS and as a research assistant at the School of Public and International Affairs at UGA. She is a 2021 Summer Undergraduate Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and a 2019 Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Fellow with the Center for International Trade and Security. Her research interests include nuclear politics, strategic wargaming, and climate security.
Tricia obtained her B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Georgia and is an incoming M.A. candidate in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Digital driver’s licenses can offer greater protection of personal information, and some states are already skipping the line at the DMV From submitting personal information over email to scheduling telehealth appointments, safe and verifiable forms of personal identification are crucial. While physical driver’s licenses are standard, they can be stolen or forged. To improve security […]
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Limited insight into police misconduct makes it difficult to improve policing, but a national registry could help
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To reduce the burden on traditional data centers, improving on DNA data storage could be the key The pace at which data – such as photos, videos, and social media posts – are being generated is ramping up drastically, exceeding the scaling limits of traditional silicon-based data storage technologies, and DNA could be deployed to […]
Benchtop DNA synthesizers could become more ubiquitous, and it’s up to policymakers to chart the way forward The genetic blueprints for humans, plants, disease-causing bacteria, and all other living things are written in DNA, and machines capable of synthesizing DNA are becoming more accessible to potential users. Benchtop DNA synthesizers promise to increase the speed […]
Climate change is bringing about rising temperatures, which have significant negative impacts on humans and the environment, and transitioning to renewable energy sources, such as biofuels, can help meet this challenge.