Marisol Maddox is an Arctic analyst at the Polar Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. She is studying the ways transnational organised crime networks may evolve in the Arctic as the region becomes more accessible due to climate change, and options for the policy community to minimize risks and enhance inclusive and sustainable development. Ms. Maddox’s larger research considers an array of topics related to the security implications of an opening Arctic, including the evolution of U.S. military and homeland security strategy in the region, polar geopolitics, transnational crime, natural resource corruption, climate change risk mitigation, food security, and opportunities for enhanced international collaboration on shared security concerns. Ms. Maddox received her bachelor's degree in environmental studies with a concentration in ecosystems from Binghamton University in New York. She spent over a decade studying ecology, organic regenerative agriculture, and resilient systems design, and now combines that background with the security field to foster policies that focus on long-term stability. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international security at George Mason University, and is a non-resident research fellow at the Center for Climate & Security in Washington, DC.