The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Class of 2016
Kaitlyn Neuberger is a Masters candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where she is focusing on issues of civil – military cooperation with a specialization in Africa. After graduating from Georgetown University in 2010, Kaitlyn spent three years as an analyst and instructor for the United States Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning, where she provided culture and language training for Marines deploying on security cooperation missions in Africa. In the summer of 2013, she traded Quantico, Virginia for Dakar, Senegal and began work as the Regional Reports Assistant for the United Nations World Food Programme’s West Africa Bureau. There Kaitlyn was responsible for drafting internal and external reports on crises in the region and WFP’s programing, notably in Mali and the Central African Republic. Having supported both humanitarian and military engagements in Africa, Kaitlyn saw a need for better coordination between these actors and aspires to fill this critical liaison role in the future.
This summer Kaitlyn will explore the civil-military relationship from a third angle while working with the Department of State as an intern at US Embassy Djibouti. As part of the Political Section, Kaitlyn’s portfolio includes coordination with Camp Lemonnier, the U.S. military’s largest base in Africa. Kaitlyn is a proficient French speaker and the recipient of the Georgetown University Mopane Award for Excellence in African Studies (2010) and the Princeton in Africa Fellowship (2013-2014).