Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Learn about our diverse student body and hear what they have to say about the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program.

Tamara Patton

Fast Fact: Tamara specializes in the use of satellite imagery and virtual 3D modeling for nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament research and analysis.

“I found the NPTS program valuable for the way that it blends complex technical and policy training in a digestible manner.”

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Karen Hogue

Fast Fact: Karen taught reactor physics at the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School prior to becoming a student at MIIS.

“I'm passionate about this field because I feel like there is so much opportunity to make a global difference.”

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Himayu Shiotani

Fast Fact: Himayu enjoys talking passionately about disarmament, nonproliferation, arms control, political theory and international humanitarian law.

"The strength of the NPTS program is that students often have the opportunity to learn and share ideas directly with experts and practitioners in the field." 

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Lovely Umayam

Fast Fact:  Lovely is a published poet and has performed her poetry nationwide. 

 “I want to take part in the policy implementation process and be an advocate for good and novel ideas in the nuclear policy world.”

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