Justin Tyvoll graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2013 with a B.A. in history and philosophy.  He concentrated his undergraduate study in two distinct areas: metaphysics and military history. His senior thesis examined the application of Kant’s theory of free will to various problems in the philosophy of religion. While at Cornell, Justin spent a summer in northern Uganda, where he designed and conducted a participatory rural appraisal survey of a former IDP camp. He also interned with the Enough Project in Washington, D.C., researching conflicts and human rights issues in Africa, helping draft memos for Congress and the NGO community, and developing maps of conflict areas. After graduation, Justin returned to East Africa to serve as a Health Extension Volunteer in the Peace Corps in Tanzania, living and working with pastoralists on the semi-arid Maasai Steppe. He taught principles of public health at local clinics and schools, worked with village leadership to design projects addressing water insecurity, and assisted existing antenatal and postnatal healthcare initiatives. After returning from Tanzania, Justin worked as an analyst at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Asylum Division, helping asylum-seekers pursue political protection and legal residence in the United States. At Yale, Justin plans to study international security, focusing on the intersection of African regional security issues with American and broader international interests.