Nicholas Hanson is a joint Masters in Public Policy and Business Administration candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. He is currently on a leave of absence from the program and works as a Mission Lead at Vannevar Labs. After receiving his B.S. with distinction in Arabic from the U.S. Naval Academy, Nicholas served as a Marine Corps Ground Intelligence Officer with the entirety of his career spent in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. His time in uniform sparked an interest in U.S.-China relations, specifically the intersection of business, government, and national security.