Episode 24: One-on-One with Liberty Day

On Friday, May 6, partners from across the mid-Atlantic region gathered together for the inaugural Regional Domestic Terrorism Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to discuss how law enforcement and homeland security professionals may counter the current threat of domestic terrorism. This event hosted by our office, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, in coordination with the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy, provided a forum for various organizations from various states to report on the terrorist threat that exists in the United States and in their jurisdictions.

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is a university-based research and education center comprised of an international network of scholars, who are committed to the scientific study of terrorism both in the United States and around the world. In this episode of Intelligence. Unclassified., START Training Manager Liberty Day sits down with Intelligence Analyst Kristin McCormick to discuss the research, tools, and educational opportunities available to scholars, policymakers, and practitioners through START.




Liberty Day is the Training Manager at START, where she assists START efforts to develop a broader training capacity that focuses on making START faculty research findings accessible to policy-makers and practitioners. Ms. Day is primarily responsible for curriculum development, training delivery, and program management.

Prior to her position at START, she provided direct counseling services in residential treatment programs and worked intensely with communities to enhance substance abuse prevention efforts. In her most recent position, she served as the Senior Project Manager at Health Outreach Partners (HOP), a national organization offering training and technical assistance to Federally Qualified Health Centers. During her six years at HOP she provided in-person and web-based training, developed and delivered curricula, managed client-specific projects, and assisted with grants management.

Ms. Day earned a Master of Science degree in Education, Counseling Psychology, from the University of Kentucky. She is also an alumna of Georgetown College with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.



START is dedicated to training and mentoring a new generation of scholars and analysts capable of examining questions related to terrorism, counterterrorism and community resilience. 

Learn more about educational opportunities offered by START

Data & Tools:
Global Terrorism Database (GTD)

Big, Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) Database

The Terrorism and Extremist Violence in the United States (TEVUS) Database