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Katherine Blakeley

Research Assistant

Katherine Blakeley is a Research Assistant with the National Security and International Policy team, focusing on the defense budget and defense policy issues. Prior to joining American Progress, Katherine was a defense analyst at the Congressional Research Service, working on defense appropriations, defense budget, defense health care, and defense energy issues for Congress. Katherine is also a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where her dissertation focuses on congressional defense policymaking. She received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College.