Sean is from Valdosta, Georgia, straddling the Florida-Georgia state line. He grew up both in Georgia and Utah where his father was stationed while in the Air Force. Sean attended Valdosta State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2018 with a BA in Political Science, a BA in History, and a Certificate through the Honors program. While at Valdosta State, Sean was the President of Model United Nations, Vice President of Pi Sigma Alpha, co-founded a “living” oral history project, and served as a Research Assistant in both the Department of Biology where he studied gene expression in Mangrove Killifish, as well as the Department of Political Science where he collected and coded social media data relating to the 2016 presidential election. He earned the top honor and award in both the Department of Political Science and Department of History, as well as several awards relating to the Honors program and his participation in Model United Nations.
Furthermore, Sean has presented his research at several academic conferences, most notably at the Popular Culture Association of the South and the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference. After graduating from Valdosta State University in December 2018, Sean gained employment at the Bennett Law Firm, LLP where he worked as a Legal Assistant before deciding he had no interest in law and instead decided to return to academia. He found his way to the University of Georgia where he hopes to further concentrate on U.S. national security related issues and eventually gain employment within the U.S. Intelligence Community. In addition to his interest in International Affairs, Sean is a naturally curious guy who enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, hiking, traveling, fishing, and spending time with his amazing wife April, their two cats, Oreo and Kit-Kat, and his goof-ball of a husky, Bear.
Cyber Security, U.S. National Security Policy, U.S. Grand Strategy, Hegemonic Powers & Power Transitions, Global Security Issues & Conflict, American Foreign Policy