Senior Project Manager/Program Coordinator
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Brenna Matlock is the Senior Project Manager and Program Coordinator at the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR). In this role, Matlock plans and implements CISR’s grants including the Senior Managers’ Course in Conventional Weapons Destruction (SMC). She served as the FKD Recruitment Coordinator for the Frasure-Kruzel-Drew Memorial Fellowship from 2019–2021. Since joining CISR in 2015 as a Project Manager/Research Associate, Matlock has assisted with planning and implementing five SMCs internationally and on-campus (Vietnam '15, JMU '16, and Croatia '17, Tajikistan '18, JMU '19), and instructed sessions related to effective presentation skills and HMA gender and diversity considerations. In addition, she coordinates and provides logistics for major project initiatives. These have included large workshops, support to humanitarian GIS survey tools and mapping programs, and interdisciplinary projects at JMU.

Previously, as a former FKD Fellow, Matlock worked as an assistant program manager in the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA). In that role, she helped manage the Middle East, South and Central Asia, Africa, and global conventional weapons destruction program portfolios.

Matlock has a Master of Arts in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication from James Madison University. She graduated magna cum laude from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies (Global Justice and Policy concentration). Her areas of scholarly interest include: intercultural communication, risk communication, disability rhetoric, gender and conflict, professional editing, community based research, peace studies and global, social and environmental justice.

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