Sarah Smedley serves as the Director of Analysis at Govini, where she oversees a team of data scientists and analysts focused on solving national security challenges. Prior to joining Govini, Sarah served as a Senior Strategic Analyst in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development. Additionally, she advised the Joint Staff on the development of the Joint Warfighting Concept and was a member of the 2022 National Defense Strategy team. From 2015-2019, Sarah was a Research Scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) and led CNA’s operational and strategic wargame portfolio. Sarah holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University, and a BS in Chemistry from Virginia Tech.