Henrietta Toivanen

Bogle Hall

I am a third-year Ph.D. student at the Woodrow Wilson School, where my research connects to science, technology, and international security policy issues. Specifically, I study negotiations over technical arms control and other security policy agreements and focus particularly on diplomacy with Iran. I was born and raised in a Finnish-Polish family in Kuopio, Finland, and came to the United States for my undergraduate studies at Claremont McKenna College. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biophysics and International Relations, I started my doctoral studies at the WWS, with a concentration in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP). Alongside with my academic work, I love traveling, hiking, and photography, and most importantly spending time with my family and friends.