Zach joins the USGLC after holding several internship positions at nonprofits in DC, including at the World Affairs Council – Washington, DC. Zach recently graduated from Occidental College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in diplomacy & world affairs, and history. While at Occidental, Zach studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany, and additionally conducted research on U.S. engagement in international organizations. Zach is originally from Tucson, Arizona, and is excited to be living in DC once again.
Against the backdrop of the 2020 elections, America’s climate conversation has been given new energy by the call for a “Green New Deal” and proposals to create sustainable infrastructure and jobs at home. But global crises worsened by a changing climate also create an urgency for America to invest in development and diplomacy, in order to build resilience in the parts of the world where vulnerable geography and limited resources multiply the negative effects of threats to our own security, from conflict to pandemics.