Derek Hammack

Derek served in the U.S. Navy from 2013 to 2019 as a Special Warfare Boat Operator (SWCC), stationed in Virginia Beach, Va. Specializing in Combat Medicine, Derek served as his detachments medic overseas in the Middle East and Africa, where he found a key interest in international politics. Derek jumpstarted his undergraduate path by taking online classes at Pennsylvania State University during his last 3 years of service. He has since transferred to Columbia University in 2019, majoring in Political Science.