Jill Luster

Senior Project Manager and Research Associate

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Washington, DC


As a Senior Research Associate for CNS, Jill Luster supports multiple projects related to nonproliferation, machine learning, One Health security, and biological security and safety.


She previously led a team of researchers in support of the Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction. Prior to joining, CNS in 2018, Jill Luster developed extensive experience supporting a wide range of US government and Department of Defense missions assessing WMD programs with a focus on Iran, dual-use commodity proliferation, and commercial sector vulnerabilities to illicit acquisition. She has worked across nonproliferation offices supporting WMD terrorism and defense engagement and threat-reduction activities. Luster mentored junior analysts and led an issue-oriented team as a senior analyst.


She holds a Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and German from The College of William and Mary.

CNS Work

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