Chelsea Plante is a Contributor and former Research Analyst at the NATO Association of Canada. She holds a Masters Degree in International Public Policy from the Balsillie School of International Affairs, and received her undergraduate degree in International Development and International Relations from McGill University. Chelsea has previously worked on the Security Sector Governance Project at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, where she focused the majority of her work on the construction of security institutions and democratic governance in Afghanistan. She was also able to contribute to several publications including Security Sector Reform Monitor: Afghanistan and numerous profiles on the Security Sector Reform Resource Centre. Her interests lie in the security dimensions of state-building, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction.