Prior to joining Fletcher, Michael worked with the Department of State in New York as a Passport Specialist adjudicating US citizenship for passport applications. Before that he worked as a Youth Development Specialist with the Peace Corps in Morocco where he implemented projects with local counterparts related to community development. He holds a B.A. in French, and Asian Studies from SUNY New Paltz.
Kinsey Spears is a first-year MALD student focusing on security studies and human security. Previously, Kinsey worked for Senator Gillibrand in the United States Senate in Washington D.C., and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cambodia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a degree in International Relations and Arabic.