Professor Harrison is an Associate General Counsel at the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of General Counsel (OGC), International Affairs. She serves as the lead OGC attorney on the planning and conduct of DoD activities on the continent of Africa and as counsel to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs. Professor Harrison advises on domestic and international legal issues related to national security and the activities of the U.S. armed forces.

From 2015 to 2017, Professor Harrison served as a Counselor to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Professor Harrison graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law. In 2013, she received her LLM in national security from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as a research assistant to Professor Laura Donohue and an editor for the Journal of National Security Law and Policy. Professor Harrison has also worked for Human Rights First, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, and the American Civil Liberties Union. She is licensed to practice in the state of New York.