Lindsay L. Rodman, Executive Director

Lindsay Rodman

Lindsay L. Rodman is the Executive Director of LCWINS. She began her career as an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP. She then joined the Marine Corps and served as a judge advocate for eight years on active duty in various assignments including deployment to Afghanistan, serving as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and selection as a White House Fellow, placed at the National Security Council.

After transitioning into the Reserves, Lindsay became a political appointee in the Pentagon, serving first as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness and then as the Senior Advisor, International Humanitarian Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.

Prior to joining LCWINS, Lindsay was selected as the Council on Foreign Relations' inaugural International Affairs Fellow in Canada, where she lived for two years, and then served as Executive Vice President for Communications and Legal Strategy at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Lindsay remains an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School, and Duke University.

Larissa Johnson, Program Associate

Larissa Johnson

Larissa Johnson is a second-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the Barrister’s Council trial advocacy team and a technology law and policy scholar. In addition to working for LCWINS, Larissa is a summer volunteer intern at the Office of Enforcement Operations within the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. This fall, she will be an extern with the Air Force JAG Corps at the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.

Larissa earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications at the University of South Carolina. She was inducted into the Campus Hall of Leaders and received the George Andrew Buchanan Award in Journalism. During her time at The Daily Gamecock, USC’s campus newspaper, Larissa served in positions from news editor to editor in chief. Larissa’s awards from the South Carolina Press Association include four individual first place awards for her reporting and five paper-wide first place awards during her management. She was also a multimedia journalist at the Carolina News and Reporter, where she conducted an investigation into high eviction rates throughout South Carolina. Her eviction series was a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists collegiate in-depth reporting award.

Areesha Irfan, Summer Fellow

Areesha Irfan

Areesha Irfan is a second-year Master’s student at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with concentrations in Strategic Studies and International Economics. She is also an intern at the National Defense University in their Institute for National Strategic Studies. This fall she will be interning at Lockheed Martin with their Government Affairs' Intelligence, Cyber, and Technology team.

Areesha earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University. During this time Areesha served on the board for Model United Nations and ran the competitive Model UN team for this organization. During her undergraduate degree, she also interned at the IBREA Foundation, the Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, multiple law firms, and a lobbying group.