Sam Romano is based at the Pacific Council for International Policy in Los Angeles and is focusing his research on policy relating to NGOs, nonprofits, and media. He is serving as Junior Fellow for Col. (Ret.) Steve Miska's Project to Strategically Protect Soft Networks. He recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Political Science, and has experience in research, policy-writing, and security studies. As an undergraduate student, he researched Eastern European security issues, including the U.S.-Russia security implications of American military intervention in Syria. He published commentary on U.S. strategy after the Gulf Cooperation Council dispute in Berkeley’s International Affairs Review. Prior to joining the project, Sam completed an internship at the House Committee on Homeland Security, focusing on counterterrorism and cybersecurity measures.