Cristina Martin Ristori is recent graduate of the Security Studies M.A. Program at Georgetown University, where she focused on Terrorism and Sub-State Violence. She received a B.S. in International Relations and Politics from Carnegie Mellon University, with an additional major in Global Studies and a Minor in Arabic. She has interned at the Iraq team at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), the Middle East Department at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Libya team at the Critical Threats Project of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Political Department at the Spanish Embassy in the United States, and the Middle East practice at Albright Stonebridge Group. She has studied security and politics in the Middle East for the past seven years, and her main areas of interest include radicalization processes, the study of Salafi Jihadist groups, and the Libyan conflict. Follow Cristina on Twitter @cmartinristori.