Program & Research Administrator
Stephanie Papa is the Program & Research Administrator of the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) and Program Administrator of the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She also serves as Coordinating Editor of FPI's Emerging Global Governance Project. Prior to joining FPI and the Merrill Center, Stephanie served as the administrator of four academic programs’ curricula, programming, faculty, communications, and development at Johns Hopkins SAIS, where she advised program leadership and conducted student and stakeholder outreach to advance program objectives and inform program design.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2017, Stephanie served as an analyst on the Strategic Analysis & Assessments team at Scitor Corporation and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for nearly four years, where she focused on the future security environment and nuclear weapons. She produced several reports on the nuclear security environment in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and served as a developer, facilitator, and analyst of wargames, tabletop exercises, and workshops examining the range of potential U.S. responses to foreign nuclear weapons development. Also in this capacity, she spent nearly two years onsite at the Office of Net Assessment (OSD/NA) in the U.S. Department of Defense, where she served as an assistant to the director and supported outreach and engagement with the interagency, Congress, and subject matter experts.
Stephanie received an M.A. in Strategic Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS and a B.A. in Anthropology and International Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. She speaks French and has studied Arabic and Farsi.