Michelle Shevin-Coetzee

Research Assistant

Michelle Shevin-Coetzee is a Research Assistant at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. At CSBA, her work focuses on U.S. defense policy and strategy, European security, and wargaming.

Prior to joining CSBA, Michelle was a researcher with the Center for a New American Security where she worked with both the Defense Strategies and Assessments and Strategy and Statecraft programs on transatlantic security, NATO, the European Union, and the Baltic and Nordic regions.  

Previously, she served as a policy intern in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for four years. While at the Pentagon, Michelle worked on issues related to Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, East Asia, Strategy and Force Development, and Europe and NATO. Outside of CSBA, she serves as the President of the Women in International Security DC Chapter.


B.A. in International Affairs, summa cum laude, and a minor in Arabic
George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs