Mollie Saltskog

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Global Affairs

Class of 2017, Sweden
Intelligence Analyst at The Soufan Group

Mollie Saltskog is an Intelligence Analyst at The Soufan Group (TSG). Before joining TSG, Mollie worked as a consultant for multiple organisations in the private security sector, where her work focused on analysing and identifying trends in conflicts, insurgencies, and terrorism to advise clients in both the private and government sector.

Yale-NUS College and the Global Affairs major uniquely prepared Mollie for an academic and professional career in International Security. During her four years at Yale-NUS, she also studied Mandarin Chinese and she spent a summer in Beijing at the Princeton in Beijing Intensive Language Program on the Chinese Language Scholarship, funded by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation. Throughout her time at Yale-NUS, Mollie was dedicated to research. She was awarded the 4th Annual NBD Middle East Essay Prize for a research paper she produced under the guidance of Dr Nancy Gleason.

In her senior year, Mollie was selected for the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars Programme and went on to pursue a Master’s of Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Mollie maintained her dedication to research, and spent time in Central Asia investigating the Belt and Road Initiative’s impact on religious extremism and political violence in the region.

“At Yale-NUS College, I received a truly global education that allowed me to understand the forces that will shape the world in the 21st Century. The rigorous academic experiences and unparalleled resources offered at Yale-NUS, both inside and outside the classroom, made me a more consequential thinker and pushed me to realise my academic and professional capacity.”