Ellen Chapin graduated as a Jefferson Scholar with highest honors from the University of Virginia in 2014 with a B.A. in foreign affairs and political philosophy, policy, and law. Inspired by the aftershocks of the Arab Spring, Ellen studied abroad in Tanzania and Morocco to discuss emerging political parties, gender divides, and resurgence of Islamic fundamentalist groups in the region. Her work there inspired her to lead a team of grant researchers to Tanzania the following summer to coordinate with the World Vegetable Center to teach business-owning women about sustainable agribusiness techniques. Additionally, Ellen’s thesis examined the application of the human right to health in East Africa, specifically focusing on prevention and treatment of malaria and HIV/AIDS. After graduation, Ellen spent two years at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she worked to calculate and monitor trends for national white collar crime takedowns, to write policy memos regarding criminal healthcare fraud filed with Congress, and to assist with trials against top executives at BP following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. At Yale, Ellen is excited to return her focus to security issues in East Africa, and plans to study international strategy, particularly containment of radical Islam in Zanzibar and beyond.