Shannon Bugos is a Research Assistant at the Arms Control Association, where she contributes research and analysis, reports for Arms Control Today, and creates and updates Arms Control Association online resources. Her areas of focus include U.S.-Russian arms control, disarmament, and the defense budget. Prior to joining the Arms Control Association, Bugos was the Communications and Writing Manager at Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project, assisting Truman members and senior staff with op-ed writing and message development. She was a research assistant in the International Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame, coding IHS Jane’s Defense and Security Reports to determine the involvement level of a country’s military in mass atrocity or genocide. With funding from two competitive Notre Dame grants, she visited Ireland and Northern Ireland in the summer of 2015 and conducted archival research and more than a dozen interviews to understand the role of literature in the Northern Ireland peacebuilding process during the 1990s. Bugos has a BA in Peace Studies, English, and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame.