Manus McCaffery graduated from Stanford University with a focus on energy and environmental policy. Afterward, he spent three years in Mongolia working with the Mongolian Deputy Foreign Minister on energy and environmental policies. In this position, Manus was a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and was in Japan when the Fukushima Daiichi disaster struck. He then relocated to Ecuador and worked in environmental risk and disaster management for USAID. Manus often traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where he coordinated the risk management component of a Food for Peace project. Manus has also traveled to Honduras, Malawi, Haiti, El Salvador, and Paraguay to lead environmental compliance training and produce field research. He was then named a UNESCO Sustainable Development Ambassador and completed an MPP at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. At Yale, he interned in the Ukrainian Parliament to focus on energy policy reforms, performed fieldwork for six weeks in Honduran rainforests with the Wildlife Conservation Society to research deforestation prevention, and consulted the Puerto Rican government on innovation in hurricane response. He also bartered a paperclip into a car in three days in the School of Management’s “paperclip challenge.” While a student, he also consulted part-time for the World Bank on social protection measures for refugees in the DRC.