Christine (Crissy) Gayagas - Institute for Security Governance
Faculty, Advising & Consulting Division
Dr. Christine (Crissy) Gayagas serves as a Regional Program Lead (RPL) for the Indo-Pacific as part of the Advising and Consulting (A&C) Division at the Institute for Security Governance (ISG). In this role, Dr. Gayagas oversees teams focused on institutional capacity building (ICB) with partner nations throughout the region. She also represents ISG and presents in various international forums.
Prior to this role, Crissy served as a visiting scholar at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), and her dissertation focused on assessing and articulating the impact of DKI APCSS. She also facilitated seminars and supported workshops such as the development of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy.
Dr. Gayagas hails from Hawaii and graduated with a BS from the US Military Academy. She also earned a MS in Logistics Management, an MA in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, and an EdD (Global) from the University of Southern California. She and her husband, Doug, have one daughter and three dogs.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Organizational Development
- Security Sector Reform
- Change Management
- Team Building