A native New Englander, Kelly Thomas grew up in Maine before heading to Washington, D.C. to study international politics. She received her B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 2015 and her M.A. in Terrorism, Security and Society from the War Studies Department at King's College London in 2016, exploring the intersection of religious expression in the public square and the fight against terrorism. Her master's thesis at King's was titled: Dangerous Oversight: The Role of Secularization in U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy Post-9/11. After returning from London in July 2016, Kelly joined NewBostonPost as a freelance reporter before moving into her current role. Contact Kelly at [email protected].