Oliver is a senior in the Woodrow Wilson School and hails from Richmond, NH. He is interested on the intersection of national security and economics. He is presently writing his senior thesis on the relationship between Presidential foreign policy doctrine and military capabilities. He plans to pursue a career in public policy or consulting before returning to university.
Zack is a Ph.D. student in the Woodrow Wilson School's Security Studies program where he is focusing on defense strategy, technology, and asymmetry. Since graduating from the Woodrow Wilson School's MPA program in 2010, he has worked as a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He previously served on the National Security Council staff at the White House and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. Zack graduated with Honors in International Security Studies from Stanford University.
Marina is a Ph.D. candidate in Politics and Public Policy at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). She graduated summa cum laude from Sciences Po Paris with a B.A. in Economics, Politics and Latin American Studies and also holds a Double-M.S.in Development Studies and International Political Economy from Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics. From 2008-2009, she was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public and International Affairs (JPIA). She also served as a Fellow with the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee and interned with the European Commission, the European Parliament, the German Foreign Office as well as NGOs in Mexico and Argentina. Marina’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, Princeton University, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Bradley Foundation, the French Air Force Academy among others.
Brian is a senior in the Politics department, where he primarily focuses on American political thought. He is also interested in the intersection of political philosophy and law with security and strategy. Brian will be pursuing a JD at Yale Law School beginning in the fall of 2012.
Sophie is a junior in the Politics Department concentrating in International Relations. Though she was born in Memphis, she went to high school in Wales at the United World College of the Atlantic. Her independent work has so far focused on issues of secrecy in regards to WikiLeaks, and the non-proliferation actions of nuclear hegemons. She has spent the last two summers taking classes at NYU and Harvard. As an avid photographer and feminist, Sophie focuses much of her non-departmental academics on art and gender studies.
Caroline is a Ph.D. candidate in Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, working on questions of nuclear force posture and arms control. She received her undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from MIT in 2006 and subsequently completed a master’s degree from the War Studies Department at King’s College London, where her thesis focused on the technical consequences of conflict in space. Prior to coming to Princeton, Caroline was a research assistant with the RAND Corporation, involved mostly with strategic force planning issues. Caroline was a recent member of two programs sponsored by the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies: PONI's Next Generation Working Group on U.S.-Russian Arms Control and the 2011 Nuclear Scholars Initiative.
Andrew is a second year master’s student within the Woodrow Wilson School and will matriculate as a Ph.D. candidate in Security Studies within the School next year. Andrew currently serves as a Fellow to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on behalf of U.S. Senator Mike Lee. He previously served as a foreign policy advisor to Governor Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign and as a policy analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Prior to that, he served in Iraq with a small task force established by the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jacques, class of 2013, is a varsity rower with an international relations focus in the politics department and a minor in Political-Economy. He has held associate positions at SIGA bio-defense, Altegrity, and Aristeia Capital. He is an active member of Princeton Model U.N., Princeton Crisis Simulation, and Princeton International Relations Council.
Meicen is a senior in the Politics Department concentrating in International Relations. Born and raised in China, she went to high school in Singapore and came to the US for college. Last summer, she worked as a research intern at the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) in Togo. She has recently finished writing her senior thesis on China's WTO bargaining strategy. Meicen is also pursuing a certificate in Theater and in her spare time, she enjoys writing and directing plays for Princeton Chinese Theater.