Jack Freed is an MA student at the Yale Jackson Institute originally from Gloucester, Massachusetts. Before Yale, he worked at The Cohen Group, an advisory firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in geopolitical risk and international market entry. He supported clients primarily in the clean energy and technology sectors with analysis of political and economic developments in China, India, and Southeast Asia that could affect their investments or operations. He also supported clients' business development initiatives with strategy conception, due diligence, and direct outreach. Prior to his time at The Cohen Group, Jack interned at Harvard University’s Global Support Services, where he wrote analyses of global political and security trends for administrators overseeing the school’s international programs. Jack graduated from the University of Virginia in 2018 with a BA in foreign affairs and philosophy. While there, he served as a research assistant to the chair of the Department of Politics and as a member of the Student Council. Outside of Jackson, Jack loves to read historical fiction and play guitar.