Kyle Duchynski, from Santa Rosa, California, is currently pursuing an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He recently graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in Economics and Honors in International Security Studies with a focus on Russian-Chinese relations. Following graduate school, Kyle aspires to have a career in national security policy. He interned in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the U.S. House of Representatives, the California State Legislature, several law firms, and a private equity fund. Additionally, he served as a research assistant to LTG H.R. McMaster (Ret.).