James joins the Academy as a Research Associate, he is happy that his various internships have given him the opportunity to refine and develop his research, analytical and leadership skills. While interning for the Cohen Group, to support his clients, he researched and analyzed security threats and political issues in various global regions such as east Asia and eastern Europe. As an Extern at the US Patent and Trademark Office James was a writer for the Inventors Eye articles. While there he co-authored an article published in the Journal of the National Academy of Inventors titled “Taking Aim at Cancer.” James had the opportunity to intern with the U.S. Army War College. He later participated in the War College and Mellon Foundation’s Crisis Simulation. In the simulation James led the DoD team in a simulated crisis in the South China Sea. James graduated from Dickinson College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Asia; Minor in Economics, and University of Maine, earning a Master of Arts in Global Policy with a focus on Security and Foreign Policy.