Aaron Clarke

Growing up, ­­­Aaron knew that he wanted to be a sports broadcaster and dreamed of one day having his own radio show on ESPN. His twin brother though, was a history and politics buff. This interest would eventually rub off on Aaron later and lead to his focus and passion for international relations. He now holds a B.A. in Government and International Politics with a concentration in International and Comparative Politics and an M.A. in International Security, both from George Mason University. While attending GMU, he also served as President of the George Mason Debate Union and as a research assistant to aid in the creation of a qualitative database for military innovations.

Aaron is returning to Third Way as Executive Coordinator for the Communications and National Security Programs after a previous stint interning with the Development and External Affairs team. He most recently served as the Constituent Advocate for Senator Mark R. Warner in his Vienna Office. He has also previously worked for Arlington Public Schools and George Mason University. In the future, he hopes to either get more involved in policy research or attend law school.

Outside of the office, he enjoys hiking, cooking with his friends, listening to music, and reading over ESPN, national security briefs, or election polling.

Published June 21, 2021

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