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Julia McClenon

Faculty Associate - Research
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Julia McClenon is a Faculty Associate for Research. She was previously a graduate fellow at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Religious Studies Department where she participated in the Cognitive Science REM Lab (Religion, Experience, and Mind). In previous careers, she was a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State, helped establish the Combating Terrorism Exchange journal (CTX), and carried out macroeconomic research for a small Silicon Valley research firm.
She previously served as the Consul General's Chair of the Ambassador's Civil Society Working Group on Religion in China, and currently serves as an Academic Advisor to an Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense.
NPS Experience
  • 2021 - current: Faculty Associate - Research
Research Interests
Multi-disciplinary and cross-functional research projects excite me most. Please reach out any time.