Audrey Hopkins

Bush School of Texas A&M
Class of 2019

Audrey is from Albuquerque, NM and grew up in the soccer community. Her love of travel was born from the tournaments and trips that her team attended all over the country. It was a special tournament in Norway that sparked her global interest and she has since pursued an international scope in all of her endeavors. Starting her undergraduate degree at University of Oklahoma, she studied in Barcelona, Spain for a semester and felt at home amongst the grandeur of thousands of years of history. Transferring to Arizona State University allowed her to pursue more of her interests and she enjoyed the liveliness of Phoenix with its community events and intramural sports on campus.

Audrey graduated from ASU completing a BS in Computer Information Systems and a BA in Business- Global Politics in December 2016. National security and nuclear history first interested her when she interned at Sandia National Laboratories for several terms throughout her undergraduate studies. Subsequent internships, gave her the opportunity to do more extensive research into the field and nonproliferation has become a career passion. Her honors thesis, The Intelligence Community and the IAEA: Detecting Undeclared Activities Pursuant of the NPT, allowed her to interface with experts and research in the field. She utilized the case studies of Libya and Iraq to determine the effectiveness of the detection and dismantlement of undeclared nuclear activities by the United States intelligence communities and the IAEA. She was delighted to be surrounded by the professionals at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies last summer and gained valuable insight into the research currently taking place in Washington, D.C. on nuclear policy issues. She is motivated by this nation’s security interests and hopes to pursue a career serving people wherever she is needed most.