Jodi Rosenstein is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Her research focuses on U.S government learning processes in the conduct of stabilization operations. She came to UT Austin after a decade abroad working on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction and stability issues, and is currently serving as the Senior Stabilization Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Baghdad, Iraq. Previously, she spent five years embedded with the military in eastern Afghanistan as a stabilization and transition officer for USAID. Jodi is a Doctoral Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security and a Senior Brumley Next Generation Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree in International Politics from Georgetown University and an M.S. in international relations from the London School of Economics.