Jillian Maloney


University of Maryland
Class of 2017


Jill Maloney graduated from the Maryland School of Public Policy with an M.P.P. in International Security and Economic Policy in May 2017 and is currently a NNSA Graduate Fellow in the Office of Cost Estimation & Budgeting Planning. During graduate school, Jill interned at U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii and was a graduate assistant at the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland.

Previously Jill graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia after only two and a half years of study with a dual-major in International Affairs and Political Science. She was a Center for International Trade and Security Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Scholar where she learned and researched about nuclear nonproliferation and export controls. She did undergraduate research for the Political Science Department on the congressional amending process and for the Kinesiology Department on Student-Athlete relations on campus. She interned for TradeSecure, an export control company, and was a Next Generation Safeguards Initiative Intern at Idaho National Laboratory.

Jill’s interest in international relations comes from her travel with the U.S. and Republic of Ireland youth and women’s national teams. Jill was a goalkeeper for the Irish Women’s National team for four years, competing in 42 international matches, 4 European Championships, and 1 U-17 World Cup. She was a soccer student-athlete at the University of Georgia and, after a career ending spinal cord injury, was a javelin thrower for the University of Maryland Track and Field team during her Master’s studies.