Katherine Earle will serve in the office of Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), beginning in May 2019. Earle previously worked as the Senior Program Manager for the Foreign and Defense Policy Studies Department at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Prior to that, she was a research associate for AEI’s Director of Russian Studies, focusing on Russian domestic politics and security issues in Russia and the former Soviet Union. During the summer of 2018, Earle worked for the U.S. Army’s Directorate of Strategy, Operations, and Planning at the Pentagon. She will earn her Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University in Summer 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Russia and Eastern Europe from Middlebury College.