The below information is as of September 30, 2011. It may differ from the current information.



Visiting Scholar (until September 30, 2011)

Council on Foreign Relations / Hitachi International Affairs Fellow


Natural Resource Security, US Foreign Assistance


2003 MALD, International Economics, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
1996 B.A., Psychology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA


2009-Present CEO, ClearWater Initiative, New York, NY
2009-2010 Credit Consultant, RBS Sempra Commodities, Stamford, CT
2007-2008 Sovereign Risk Associate, Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital, New York, NY
2003-2007 Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Office of the President, Washington, DC
2002 Researcher, United Nations Support Facility for Indonesian Recovery, Jakarta, Indonesia
1999-2001 Volunteer/Trainer, United States Peace Corps, Joniskis, Vilnius, Lithuania
2000-2001 Lecturer, Siauliai University, Siauliai, Lithuania
1998-1999 Research Analyst, JR Bechtle and Company, Boston, MA

Selected Publications and Papers

"A Disaster Congress Voted For," The New York Times, July 13, 2010

"Water Wells Can Feed Global Peace," (with Michael Breen), The Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 21, 2010

"Feeling the Cost of War," The Los Angeles Times, November 11, 2009

"Waiting for Answers," The International Herald Tribune, September 11, 2009

"Turning Around on Wall Street," The Los Angeles Times, September 6, 2009

"One if By Land, Billions if by Sea," The New York Times, September 15, 2008

"Homeland Security is Like a Poorly Equipped Junior Varsity Squad," (with Scott Borgerson), The Providence Journal, March 10, 2008