Liam Comer-Weaver graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in international affairs. During his undergraduate studies, he received a grant to conduct research in Spain on nonviolent political resistance movements and the emergence of the populist Podemos political party. After graduating, Liam worked as an associate producer of the nationally syndicated radio program eTown, where he produced a segment that highlighted individuals dedicated to community service and environmental stewardship. In 2017, Liam joined the Peace Corps, and he spent the next two years serving as a Teaching English, Leadership, and Life Skills volunteer in western Panama’s indigenous reservation, comarca Ngabe-Bugle. There, he worked with teachers and university students to improve English-teaching methodology within his community of service. He also partnered with Panama’s Ministry of Health and the NGO Hands for Global Health to expand access to HIV treatment and other medical care on the Ngabe-Bugle reservation. At Yale, Liam will focus on immigration policy, populism, and political responses to climate change.