Bernadette Stadler wrote her REECA master's thesis on the influence of track two dialogues on formal U.S.-Russia arms control negotiations. She also worked as a research assistant for the Negotiation Task Force, where she supported the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA). Previously, Bernadette worked for the Project on Nuclear Issues at the Center for Strategic and International studies, where her research focused on emerging technology, situational awareness, and nuclear stability. Bernadette was as a 2017 Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation. She graduated from Brown University in December 2016 with a B.A. in International Relations. During college, she interned at the U.S. Embassies in Riga, Latvia and Rabat, Morocco. She studied abroad in Almaty, Kazakhstan.