John is currently a Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. After graduating with a B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served for over four years as a Marine Infantry Officer and completed two tours to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He has also worked as a consultant, and is excited to mentor applicants to undergraduate and graduate programs. His research and career interests include U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, cyber-security, and counter-terrorism.