Michele L. Malvesti
Michele L. Malvesti is a Vice President at FIN and a Visiting Professor of Practice with the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Malvesti also currently serves on the Director’s Advisory Board for the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC); the Board of Directors for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation; and the Board of Advisors for the Center on Economic and Financial Power. Additionally, she is a member of the Editorial Board of the Army Cyber Institute’s Cyber Defense Review.
Previously, Dr. Malvesti served as Professor of Practice in International Security Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Prior to her appointment at Fletcher, Dr. Malvesti was a Lecturer and Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. She also served as a Vice President in the National Security Sector at Science Applications International Corporation, or SAIC, and with its successor company, Leidos. She previously had been a non-resident Senior Fellow with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
During her time in government, Dr. Malvesti served more than five years on the National Security Council staff during the George W. Bush Administration, including as the Senior Director for Combating Terrorism Strategy. She briefly returned to the White House in 2009 in order to co-chair the Presidential study review that reformed the White House organization for homeland security and counterterrorism on behalf of the Obama Administration.
Dr. Malvesti previously served as an analyst in the Intelligence Community.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Highest Distinction, in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her Political Science degree was conferred with Highest Honors. She received both a PhD in International Relations and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.