Lexie Van Buskirk joined Stable Seas as a Project Manager in July of 2020. Before joining Stable Seas, she worked for One Earth Future’s (OEF) Our Secure Future (OSF) department, which aims to strengthen the Women, Peace and Security agenda. During her tenure with OSF, Lexie managed a broad portfolio of projects and worked with high-level stakeholders including Ambassadors, senior military leaders, and decision-makers from government and international organizations. Owing to her engagement with hard security issues, she has presented on a panel at the US Naval War College, provided technical assistance and feedback on the Commander and Staff guide to Women, Peace and Security, and co-authored a forthcoming report on the incorporation of a gender perspective in the maritime domain.
Prior to joining OEF, Lexie worked as a researcher for Wikistrat, and as a senior research intern for the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis. During this time, she researched and wrote extensive reports for clients and policymakers, informing them of the geopolitical factors affecting their business, political, defense, intelligence, and counterterrorism decision-making. Her work included analysis on US engagement in the NATO Alliance, the importance of verification regimes for the efficacy of the JCPOA, and the future of US-Japanese ballistic missile defense cooperation. Lexie holds a Bachelor of Arts with dual degrees in International Relations and Languages, Literatures and Cultures (French) from Colorado State University, and a Master of Arts degree in International Peace and Security from the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London.