Jack is a freshman in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs with a certificate in Asian Studies. During his junior and senior year of high school, Jack studied abroad in Israel and Beijing, China, respectively. Jack discovered his research interests after conducting research for MIT on the educational disparities between Arabs and Jews in Israel. In China, he conducted research on the impact and public perceptions of urban development policies with a focus on Beijing’s immigrant population. He is currently researching ‘untouchability’ in Asian society for an upcoming book with Prof. Diana Kim. As a fellow, Jack hopes to research non-traditional security threats created by China’s Belt-Road Initiative in Central and Southeast Asia, focusing on illicit connectivity networks i.e. drug trafficking. Outside of MURFs, Jack is a writer for the Central Asia-Middle East section of Georgetown’s international affairs newspaper, is a member of the SFS Academic Council, and is a Blue and Gray tour guide. He is also involved with the International Relations Club and Georgetown University Pride.