My name is Aislinn McCann. I am a second year PhD student in the Planning, Governance and Globalization program at Virginia Tech. My research focuses on norms and governance of cyberspace, cyber security and the internet. I am interested in the ways that international institutions and organizations can help support both national and global security efforts in cyberspace.
My biggest professional accomplishment has been attaining the position as Steger Center Fellow for Virginia Tech’s Steger Center for International Scholarship where I work during the fall semesters to co-lead a study abroad program run by the Political Science department. In that role I am able to engage with students in a more rigorous and exciting environment than what we have all come to expect at home. Part of my passion is to share international experiences and education with undergraduates and this position allows me to really embrace that passion.