Jillian Maloney


University of Maryland
Class of 2017


Jill Maloney graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in May 2015 after only two and a half years of study with a dual-major in International Affairs and Political Science. At Georgia, she participated in the Center for International Trade and Security’s Security Leadership Program as a Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Scholar where she learned and researched about nonproliferation and export controls. She participated in the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium, doing research for professors on the congressional amending process and leading a research team for the Kinesiology department on the perception of student-athletes on campus. She interned for TradeSecure, LLC; an international trade compliance firm, covering the impacts of changing international trade regulations on businesses. She was the president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a full scholarship goalkeeper for the UGA Varsity Women’s Soccer team. During this time she was also travelling to Ireland to play goalkeeper for the Republic of Ireland’s U-19 and Full Women’s National Teams. She competed in 4 European Championships and one youth World Cup and is a dual-citizen of the U.S. and Ireland.

After undergrad, Jill was named a Next Generation Safeguards Initiative Intern at Idaho National Laboratory where she did research and technical writing on IAEA safeguards and additive manufacturing. She plans on pursuing her Masters of Public Policy with specializations in International Security and Economic Policy and Management and Leadership at the University of Maryland while continuing her career as a student-athlete as a javelin thrower for the Maryland Track and Field team. She will also be a graduate assistant researcher at the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland. She is proficient in French and is looking to add another language soon. Jill hopes to use her background in research and safeguards to work for the U.S. government in the field of nonproliferation and arms control.