Areas of Interest: International security, national intelligence, economic inequality.
Pearson recently graduated from Brown University with bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics. Pearson’s competitive sailing across the globe has informed his interests inside the classroom, where he focused on studying high-stakes decisions in the defense and intelligence sector. His senior capstone paper, “Analyzing Public Opinion on Security vs. Privacy: From Snowden to ISIS,” discussed the inherent challenges of providing public protection. He hopes to work in public policy related to national security. Pearson is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.