Rachel Hayes graduated from Yale University with a BA in Global Affairs concentrating in International Security. She currently holds an MA in Government, Counter-Terrorism, and Homeland Security from the IDC Herzliya in Israel and is pursuing a second Master’s degree in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, DC. Outside of terrorism, Rachel’s interests are in transnational organized crime and nuclear security. She is an avid golfer, an RYA Day Skipper, and a former Division I varsity fencer. She is from Denver, Colorado.