Justin is currently a senior living in Winter Park, Florida. His interest in global politics found its roots in a childhood filled with reading old newspapers and modern history books. These peculiar hobbies motivated him to learn more about the institutions that shaped the very history he was fascinated in. While certain courses in high school did give him these opportunities, he wanted to explore firsthand the complexities surrounding the relationship between institutions and the people they govern. To this extent, he joined the local congressional youth advisory board in his junior year and worked as a congressional intern in the 7th district. Moreover, as one of the captains of the school debate team, he continues to voice his ideas on geopolitical issues and leads others to do the same. Justin is glad to write for the Terra Center and hopes to merge his continual passion for history with a nuanced political voice inspired by his experience in debate.