Moira Whelan is Director of Strategy and Outreach at the National Security Network. Previously, she served as communications director for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She was the communications director for the Democratic staff of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. Before going to Capitol Hill, Whelan was the director of Congressional affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Whelan also served as the managing editor of The Washington Quarterly. She is a graduate of Regis University in Denver, Colorado and completed her Master's coursework at Old Dominion University's Graduate Program in International Studies.