Making it in the National Security Field as a Millennial Minority

  • Lacey Chong
Part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series (WES)


As a young Chinese-American woman, I stand out in the stuffy meeting rooms of the DC national security industry. In meetings I am often the only woman of color and millennial—I am often asked if I am an Intern or whether this is my first job. I’ve been working in national security since 2003 so while this question is flattering and amusing, it demonstrates how few other millennial minority women decide to enter and remain in the national security field.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lacey Chong
    • 1
  1. 1.TempeUSA

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