Tiffany Polyak is a project coordinator/researcher for the Global Thought Leadership team at ACAMS. She assists the global subject matter experts on her team. Tiffany earned her Master of Arts (M.A.) in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in May of 2021. Before ACAMS, Tiffany worked as a case manager with human trafficking survivors, was a research intern at CWTI centering around convergence points between wildlife trafficking, extremism, and other organized crime, and began researching financial flows regarding domestic extremist groups at ACTRI. She has also worked in AML compliance for a brokerage firm in Chicago. Before obtaining her M.A., Tiffany received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology with a focus in molecular genetics from Indiana University. Using this B.S., Tiffany originally was a research assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) on the chemical and biological weapons nonproliferation team during her time as a graduate student. Tiffany’s research interests center around the illicit financial flows regarding the crime-terror nexus.