Spencer Goodrich earned his bachelor's degree from Utah State University (USU), where he majored in international relations, graduating magna cum laude. As an undergraduate, he conducted research at the United Nations in Geneva, was a member of the USU Honors College, and worked as a congressional intern. Throughout this time he focused on international conflict, defense issues, and national security, while simultaneously preparing for active duty service through Air Force ROTC. He is dedicated to studying the causes of global conflicts, reducing them, and ensuring healthy relationships between military and civilian leadership. Spencer has done nonprofit work in Rio de Janeiro and is fluent in Portuguese. He is originally from Mountain Home, Idaho.