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Chase M. Thalheimer
Project Lead


Chase launched his international security career in May 2021 with his inclusion in Coalescion’s inaugural Emerging Practitioners in International Security (EPIS) program, cohort. As an EPIS member, Chase successfully contributed to researching and writing proposals for two Coalescion U.S. Department of State (DoS) proposals that were awarded to the organization in August 2021. His experience has also afforded him the opportunity to witness and learn the administrative elements associated with launching and standing up a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In November 2021, Chase was brought on as a Research Assistant then a Program and Research Assistant in August 2022 to support Coalescion’s Cooperative Agreements with the DoS Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN) Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program in the Middle East and Southeast Asia in addition to other U.S. Government-sponsored efforts, such as the 6th and 7th International CBRN Safety and Security Conferences. In June 2023, Chase was promoted to the role of Project Lead.

Chase holds a BA in International Relations with a concentration in International Security from Tufts University in Medford, MA. At Tufts, Chase completed his Capstone research by assessing the potential for and likelihood of inadvertent proliferation of nuclear and radiological weapons associated with the deployment of Small Modular Reactor (SMR) nuclear technologies, materials, and information intended for peaceful use, such as civilian energy production. Chase plans to continue his studies in nuclear security, safeguards, and technology policy.  


Outside of work, Chase enjoys playing competitive volleyball, cooking, and studying foreign languages. Currently, he maintains professional working proficiency in Spanish, limited working proficiency in Arabic, and elementary proficiency in French. 

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