Amber Frankland is a research assistant for the Alliance for Securing Democracy. Prior to joining GMF, Amber interned with CSIS' Russia and Eurasia Program, the U.S. Department of State's former consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Casper, Wyoming office of U.S. Senator John Barrasso. She graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Russian and East European Studies and Linguistics. She received her master's degree in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University in June 2018. Amber speaks English and Russian, and has some knowledge of Kazakh.