Agni Mishra was born and raised in India and completed his BA in economics and political science at the University of Toronto prior to completing an MA at the University of Waterloo. Prior to Yale, Agni worked with Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Alberta, where he contributed to policy development, stakeholder engagement and market access in sectors including foreign affairs, trade, energy and immigration. He also worked as national policy director for STAND Canada, where he spearheaded policy research on the conflict situation in central Africa. At Yale, Agni pursued an interdisciplinary curriculum, taking classes across Yale’s different schools in subjects including strategic leadership, statistical analysis, public sector consulting, diplomacy, politics, economics and French. He was also part of Yale’s Grand Strategy program, where he was exposed to the different components of Grand Strategy as a science. During the summer, Agni worked for the Brookings Institution where he contributed to foreign policy research with a focus on China and India. After Yale, Agni would like to work in government, the private sector or the intersection of business and government.