Zachary D. Hamilla
Exective Director

Mr. Hamilla is Executive Director of the Arctic Studio. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Portland State University and other colleges in Oregon. He was previously Principal Analyst for the Arctic at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) from 2009 to 2014. In this position, he authored original studies on Arctic security and presented regularly to senior leadership throughout the U.S. Government. In 2010, Mr. Hamilla created and for three years managed the U.S. Intelligence Community's Arctic Working Group to coordinate national agency assessments on Arctic security. He previously served as political-military analyst for Russia and Northern Europe at ONI from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Hamilla received his Master's degree in International Studies from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and his Bachelor's degree in History from Vassar College.
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