Mihaela David
M.A. German and European Studies (2012), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (SFS) 

B.A. Economics and International Affairs (2010, summa cum laude), Skidmore College
email: mihaela.david@thearcticinstitute.org

Mihaela David worked as a part-time research associate in the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she focused on economic and political developments across Europe, transatlantic relations, and the geopolitics of the Arctic region. She was a contributing author for the CSIS reports “The New Foreign Policy Frontier: U.S. Interests and Actors in the Arctic” (March 2013) and “The Benefits and ‘Costs of Cold:’ Arctic Economics in the 21st Century” (upcoming). Her research interests include governance and geopolitics, environmental stewardship, and natural resource development in the Arctic region. 

Mihaela was also a research contributor for Verisign iDefense, where she analyzed the cybersecurity environment in Europe. She previously served as a teaching assistant for the Science and Technology in International Affairs program at Georgetown University. A native of Romania, Mihaela lives and works in Washington, D.C. area and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.