Caitlyn Bess

Texas A&M, Bush School
Class Year: 2021
Position: Research Assistant

National Security and Diplomacy

Caitlyn graduated in 2016 from Truman State University (MO) with a BA in Communication and a minor in religion. During undergrad, she interned in the Missouri Senate; took a summer study abroad in Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank; and spent a semester in the Disney College Program as a character performer. After graduation, Caitlyn served in the Peace Corps in Morocco as a youth development volunteer from 2016-18. Afterwards, she began her studies in the national security and diplomacy track of the Bush School. She had accepted a fellowship to work at USINDOPACOM in the Strategy and Planning Office for the summer of 2020, but the global Covid-19 pandemic altered her plans, so she is currently assisting Dr. Andrew Ross with research on American grand strategy at the Bush School.

"I'm not a Robot"