Ezra Shapiro is a first-year graduate student at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he is pursuing a Master’s in Security Studies. He expects to graduate in May 2020. Ezra’s interest in foreign affairs and security issues stems from his understanding that in today’s interconnected world, no country can succeed alone, but that success abroad starts at home. To that end, he focuses on U.S. national security policy at Georgetown. He recently completed a three-year tour of service in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed at Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks, Alaska. While there, he served as a sniper team leader in a reconnaissance platoon and also partook in a multinational military summit attempt of Denali, North America’s highest mountain. Ezra has Secret clearance valid through 2025 and is a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Binghamton University, from which he graduated in 2014.