Rachel Rizzo is the Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, DC. Her research focuses on NATO, the EU, and the transatlantic relationship.
Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Rizzo worked on the Strategy Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on Strategy and Security. She began her career as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, and also has previous work experience in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and the U.S. Mission to NATO.
Her writing has appeared in publications such as Foreign Policy, Politico Europe, Defense One, the Hill, the National Interest, World Politics Review, and War on the Rocks. She is a frequent commentator on European security, and has provided analysis for National Public Radio, the Washington Post, the LA Times, the Atlantic, Politico, Foreign Policy, Vox, and the Daily Beast, among others.
Ms. Rizzo received her M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs where she focused on Defense Analysis and Homeland Security Policy. She graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Finance.