Patrick Newcombe is a rising sophomore with strong interests in the School of Public & International Affairs and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. He has experience in ecology, international development, and security. Patrick has research and professional experience at the Amazon Conservation Association, World Bank, and other organizations and has published several peer-reviewed papers. He is interested in questions on environmental sustainability and conservation, natural resources, and the role of biodiversity and ecology in a changing world, especially in the intersection with international affairs. He is a passionate birder, wildlife photographer, and traveler who graduated from Sidwell Friends School in 2020 as a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar.