Caroline Wadhams is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. She focuses on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and U.S. national security. Prior to American Progress, she served as a legislative assistant on foreign policy issues for Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold. Wadhams also worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and spent several years living and working in Sierra Leone, Ecuador, and Chile. She served as a U.S. election observer in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections in September 2010 and in Pakistan's parliamentary elections in February 2008.