Ivanka Barzashka is a founder and co-director of the King's Wargaming Network at King's College London. There, she is also an associate at the Centre for Science and Security Studies where she examines how disruptive technologies affect nuclear risks by combining qualitative analysis, quantitative modelling and strategic wargaming. Barzashka was a pre-doctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation and a visiting fellow at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She holds a BS in physics from Roanoke College and an MA in science and security (with distinction) from King's College London, where she is currently pursuing a doctorate in war studies research. Barzashka has educational training in military operations and strategy from Cornell University and in business entrepreneurship from Stanford University’s Business School.