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While Christina Bell is in the midst of her first formal campaign, most of her recent career has involved international diplomacy. The CHDS alum is currently serving as senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advisor to U.S. Candidate for Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Ian Saunders.

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After leading efforts to diversify the FDNY’s firefighter roster, CHDS alum Laura Kavanagh has taken that diversity to the highest level. In October 2022, Kavanagh was appointed the first female FDNY Commissioner, the top civilian administrator leading the largest municipal firefighting organization in the U.S. and the second-largest in the world.

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Just seven months after her retirement ceremony in April 2022, CHDS ELP and PELP alum Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan (US. Coast Guard, Ret.) was appointed as the 14th superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, the first woman to take over the prestigious post. 

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Nuclear non-proliferation and zoonotic disease efforts don't seem to have obvious links, but Center for Homeland Defense and Security alum Michael Sharp has been at the forefront of both on a national and international basis, and at times has combined the two.

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