Krystyna Marcinek is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include international security, NATO, Russia, and the role of emerging technologies in the future of warfare.
Marcinek previously held analytical and advisory positions in several government institutions in Poland, including the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Polish Army. Her primary focus was Russian influence on Polish and regional security. She has conducted analyses of the Ukrainian crisis, the EU migrant crisis, counterterrorism, and energy security.
Marcinek holds an M.Phil. in policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School and an M.A. with honors in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies from Jagiellonian University in Poland.