Alexandra Chinchilla is a PhD student in the field of International Relations. Her research interests include third party intervention in conflict, proxy warfare, security cooperation, NATO, and alliance politics. Her dissertation research is on third party support for proxies in intra-state conflict with aid, arms, and advisors. The dissertation uses a mixed methods approach with a game theoretic model, analysis of novel quantitative data on third party support for proxies, and case studies.

Alexandra earned a BS from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a concentration in international security and a minor in Russia and East European Studies. She has studied abroad at King’s College London; Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland; Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO); and Moscow State University (MGU). She speaks Polish and some Russian, and has interned at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw.