Michelle Kurilla

CFR Staff

Michelle Kurilla

Research Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy

Michelle Kurilla is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Before joining CFR, she worked as a news executive editor, training director, and reporter at The Harvard Crimson. She received her BA in government and English literature from Harvard University.

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