Zachary Kitt graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a B.A. in global studies. He also studied abroad in Salvador de Bahia, complementing his regional emphasis on Latin America. After graduating in 2012, Zachary began working as a business analyst in the e-commerce industry. Over the next few years he worked for and with start-ups and small businesses in the Greater Los Angeles area before taking on a role as a web developer and, ultimately, lead web developer. He also interned as a research assistant at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, where he worked on several projects concerning human rights-based approaches to development for the Czech government and researchers at Charles University. While at Yale, Zachary is interested in researching how nations interact with cyberspace, as well as how they use it as an instrument for interacting with each other.