Jackie Mahler is the Program Officer for the James S. Denton Transatlantic Fellowship Program. Before coming to CEPA, Jackie was an intern researcher at the Center for International Policy (CIP) and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). She also worked as a Project Assistant for Kyrgyzstan and Georgia at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Her research interests include Russian and Eurasian defense and acquisitions, disputed territories, and the former Soviet space in general. She earned her M.A. in European and Eurasian Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).