Cherise is the Program Manager at the Alexander Hamilton Society. Additionally, she is a 2018 George C. Marshall Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and recently participated in the 2017 Publius Fellowship at the Claremont Institute in California. In 2015, Cherise attended the Hertog War Studies Program at the Institute for the Study of War and has subsequently participated in Hertog Advanced Programs on topics such as "Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War", "Lessons from the Cold War", and "Civil-Military Relations". Previously, Cherise was an analyst at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism where she worked on projects involving Boko Haram's activities in Cameroon, the Multinational Joint Task Force to fight transnational terrorism in West Africa and other projects tracking weapon platform exchanges in parts of South and East Asia. Cherise is currently attending Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service where she is working on her M.A. in Security Studies. She holds a B.A. from George Mason University in Government and International Politics where she was treasurer and vice president of the AHS Chapter.