I later obtained my master's degree in Diplomacy from the University of Oxford, where I also graduated with honors from the Foreign Service Program which is designed to educate diplomats. 

At Oxford I learned the ins & outs of international trade and law – including how to best advance the national interests of America abroad. My dissertation focused on the dynamics of future conflict in space and was awarded honors. 

At both Harvard & Oxford I was often the lone conservative in the proverbial liberal lion’s den, instilling within me the fortitude and resolve necessary to effectively defend conservative values against radical leftism.

After college, my first job was as a ranch hand in Vernal. This work was the most difficult but rewarding in my life. I learned things about myself and the way the world works that I could never learn in a university classroom - values like rugged individualism and grit in the face of adversity.

I started my career as a civilian intelligence officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) which is responsible for supporting the military's intelligence requirements.