Lieutenant Jasmin Alsaied is a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy. Jasmin is passionate about the nexus of government, defense, and emerging technology and how they work together to strengthen alliances and partnerships worldwide. In the Navy, she's conducted missions across the globe involving counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, and security cooperation. She served onboard USS Lassen (DDG 82) and is currently part of the Fleet Scholar Education Program. On shore, Jasmin has worked on Capitol Hill and with several national security think tanks. Her current research focuses on maritime domain awareness, emerging technology integration challenges, and nuclear nonproliferation in the Indo-Pacific. Alongside research, she works to encourage and provide resources to young women and minorities interested in pursuing STEM degrees. Her commentary has been published in Breaking Defense, the Diplomat, the Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, and others. She holds a BS in nuclear engineering from North Carolina State and a MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She is currently a non-resident fellow with the Middle East Institute and is a 2023 YPFP National Security Fellow.