Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Taubman Center

Ethan Minkoff

2023 Noah Krieger '93 Memorial Intern

Ethan Minkoff is rising senior from Sudbury, Massachusetts, double concentrating in International and Public Affairs and Economics. Ethan is also the co-founder and president of Brown’s newly established Alexander Hamilton Society chapter, a news writer for the Brown Opinion Project, an active participant in the Watson Institute’s practitioner-led study groups, and a teaching assistant in the Economics department. This summer he is working as an associate at Sachem Strategies (for principal Nate Walton, Brown MPA ’13), a consulting firm that advises mid-size defense and technology businesses on federal relations and growth strategies.

In his role, Ethan will create strategy memos and reports for clients on federal legislative and government policy issues pertaining to their industries. He will also analyze legislative proposals and think tank reports to assess the defense and technology policy climates and determine their impact on clients. Ethan's time at Sachem will allow me to build upon his studies at Brown to more concretely learn how national security policy is formed, especially the ways through which Congress and the Department of Defense are partnering with the private sector to strengthen the United States’ defense industrial base and maintain our technological advantage in such a critical moment in our country’s history. Thanks to the Noah Krieger '93 Memorial Internship, he will be living in Washington, D.C., allowing him the opportunity to experience this process firsthand by attending committee hearings, meetings with legislators, think tank panels, and other events. He is looking forward to a productive and engaging experience at Sachem Strategies this summer.