Sailer Perkins

Bush School of Texas A&M
Class of 2019

Sailer Perkins graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Arabic from the University of Mississippi in May 2017. With additional minors in Intelligence Studies and Environmental Studies, Sailer’s undergraduate thesis research focused on the impacts of water scarcity on intrastate conflict and U.S. National Security. Sailer is currently pursuing a Master of International Affairs at the George H.W. Bush School at Texas A&M in the National Security and Diplomacy track.

An avid traveler, Sailer studied abroad for two summers in Amman, Jordan and took the fall semester of 2015 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. There, she studied sustainable development and political theories of global justice and citizenship. Sailer also spent the summer following graduation in Cairo and Amman to further her Arabic skills. While an undergraduate, Sailer applied her academic passions to a research internship with the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political and Military Analysis and a fellowship with the non-profit Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network. Following completion of her Master’s, Sailer hopes to bring together her national security and humanitarian interests in a role working for the federal government in international affairs.