Stefanie Georgakis Abbott is the assistant director of presidential studies at the Miller Center. Before joining the Miller Center in 2014, she supported project management for the U.S. Coast Guard, worked in academic publishing, and taught courses at Virginia Tech and Radford University. She holds a B.A. in international studies and a B.A. in French from Virginia Tech, an M.A. in nationalism studies from Central European University, and a Ph.D. in public and international affairs from Virginia Tech.