Fields of Study: Environmental Politics and Policy; Public Administration and Public Policy
About: John was born and raised in a small rural town in central Illinois encapsulated by never ending fields of corn and soybeans. After secondary school, John attended and graduated from Illinois State University in December 2015 with a focus on Political Science. Concurrently with college, John also served with an upright zeal as member of the 1-178th Infantry Battalion within the Illinois Army National Guard until December 2016. John is a first-year graduate student with interests in the relationship between bureaucracy and environmentally conscious policy making. Specifically, John is pursuing further research on how environmental conditions work in tandem with criminality. During his leisure time, John finds bliss in snowboarding, hiking, live music, and spending time with his family.