Speakers

Hope LaFreniere

Hope LaFreniere

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Hope LaFreniere is a second-year doctoral student studying security studies and terrorism in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She received her Master of Science in Security Studies in 2019 from Angelo State University and her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Electronic Media from West Texas A&M University in 2014. Her primary focus of research currently is group dynamics and extremism in the United States, and has diverse interests in international security, energy, and mass media.