Laura Jones is an Air Force special operations pilot currently serving as a PhD student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Prior to beginning the PhD program, Laura served as a CV-22B Osprey instructor pilot and a first assignment instructor pilot in the T-6A Texan II. She has led a RAND Corporation research team, provided translation support to the Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S Embassy in Paris, France, and deployed to East Africa as a liaison officer to the French Air Force. Laura is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (2011) where she received a B.S. in Regional Area Studies and a French minor and holds an M.A. in Military History from American Military University. She is a JSOU Non-Resident Fellow, a National Defense University, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction Fellow, and a Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar.