Alec Hoffman is a rising senior studying political science and history at Clark University. He is the co-president of his university's Model United Nations and has run for its cross-country team since his freshman year. Outside of school, Alec interned for Congressman Jim McGovern and Worcester's District Attorney, Joe D. Early, Jr. Pursuant to his interests regarding the Middle East and refugees, Alec studied in Amman, Jordan to research the Jordanian civil war and the resulting trauma and divide between Jordanians and Jordanians of Palestinian origin. Following graduation, he aspires to commission as an officer within the United States Marine Corps and afterward, earn an advanced degree and become a Foreign Service Officer within the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Alec calls northern California home.