Khristal Thomas serves as a policy analyst on the NGA Solutions’ Homeland Security & Public Safety team. She focuses on state cybersecurity policy, emergency communications and public safety technology. Prior to joining NGA, Khristal worked at Oracle Corporation. While there, she held several roles, including Cloud Applications Manager, Business Analyst and Business Development Consultant. Previously, Khristal worked as a temporary research assistant at the CSIS, where she conducted quantitative and qualitative analysis on fifth-generation technology, facial recognition technology and other emerging digital technologies. She has also worked as a Legislative Strategy Intern for The Software Alliance, where she worked closely with executive leadership on activities that support BSA’s policy goals, corporate positioning, and reputation. Khristal is pursuing her Master of Science in Public Policy, Science and Technology Policy at George Mason University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lane College.