Andrea M. Abler

Andrea M. Abler
Technical Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University; M.S. in oceanography, University of California San Diego; B.S. in physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County; B.A. in history, University of Maryland Baltimore County


Andrea Abler (she/her) is a technical analyst at the RAND Corporation where she contributes to policy research through modeling and simulation, operations research methods, project management assistance, and political cartoon illustration. Her research interests include emerging technology, decision sciences, and military logistics. Prior to joining RAND, Abler worked as an operations research analyst at the U.S. Army's TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) and graduated with honors from the U.S. Army Logistics University's ORSA Military Applications Course (ORSA-MAC).

Abler holds an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University, an M.S. in physical oceanography from the University of California, San Diego, and bachelor's degrees in physics and history from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Recent Projects

  • Incorporating Interoperability Requirements into our Exercise Program with Allies and Partners
  • The Evaluation of Layered Defense Capabilities Against Missile Attacks in Selected Major Defense Planning Scenarios
  • Integrating Female Leaders and Soldiers into Combat Arms Specialties
  • Developing a Wargame Adjudication Tool to Assess Medical Treatment Facility Compositions
  • Puerto Rico Economic & Disaster Recovery Plan: Integration & Analytic Support

Selected Publications

Lillian Ablon and Andrea A. Golay, "Wonks and geeks: examining commercial technology stakeholders perceptions of and interactions with public policy," Science and Public Policy, 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Honor Graduate, ORSA Military Applications Course, U.S. Army Logistics University
  • Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholar, Department of Defense
  • Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation