Michael Wisner graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in politics, earning certificates in African studies, Latin American studies, and diplomatic studies. His senior thesis detailed the historical development of an international disaster response and preparedness regime while examining its implications for anti-Ebola efforts in the Congo today. While at Princeton, Michael studied abroad in Argentina and Greece. He interned with the State Department in Tanzania and with the Ashinaga Africa Initiative in Uganda. Michael greatly enjoyed teaching English courses focused on immigrant communities in Trenton, New Jersey; serving as a manager for the undefeated Princeton University football team; and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for high school sports in his hometown of Franklin, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, Michael was awarded the Allen Macy Dulles ’51 Award, which recognizes the senior whose activities at Princeton best exemplify the University’s informal motto, “Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity.” After finishing his degree at Yale, Michael will enter the United States Foreign Service as a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow.