FEA Alumni Council Member
John started his career in 2009 when he joined the United States Marine Corps as a musician. He served on active duty until 2014 and then transitioned to the USMC Reserve to pursue education full-time. In summer 2015, he studied abroad in Amman, Jordan. After earning his BA in December 2015, he immediately began graduate studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where he focused on Public International Law and Conflict Resolution. During that time, he worked as a teaching assistant for Middle East history, international relations, and treaty law, and he also interned in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. After graduation, John was selected for the Luce Scholars program and sent to Taipei, Taiwan to study Mandarin and work at the Taiwan Center for Security Studies. In Fall 2019, John will return to the U.S. to begin civilian work within the U.S. government. He also continues to serve in the USMC Reserve and is currently assigned to the III Marine Expeditionary Force Command Element as a Civil-Military Operations Planner.