Zack Devlin-Foltz grew up outside Washington, DC playing baseball and occasionally spending summers in the Dominican Republic volunteering and playing more baseball. He studied economics and political science at Macalester College in Minnesota. After college, he spent a year among soccer fans in Latin America as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow and several months in Cairo studying Arabic and researching the relationship between state capacity and Islamism. More recently, Zack spent four and a half years as an active duty Marine Corps Infantry Officer, serving on islands in the Pacific, on boats in the Middle East, and with a training/advising team in Guatemala. He continues to serve as a Marine reservist. At Jackson, he focused on quantitative analysis, with an emphasis on forecasting and program evaluation. Zack has worked on a variety of research projects for Yale professors and for policymaker clients outside of academia. He has also had the privilege of being a Kerry Fellow, helping run the Yale Journal of International Affairs, and working as a teaching fellow for two economics courses. Next year, Zack will be in Dakar, Senegal with IDInsight, evaluating programs, informing development decision-making, and embarrassing himself in French, Wolof, and in general.