David Stiefel is a graduate student in the doctoral program for Foreign Affairs; majoring in International Relations and minoring in American Politics. David earned his BS in Geology & Environmental Sciences, Media Arts & Design, and Jazz Studies from James Madison University (’07) and a MS from Georgetown University in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infections Disease (’15). David has worked as an environmental consultant, professional musician, a defense contractor for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a landscape conservationist, and a Presidential Management Fellow at USDA. With USDA, David is currently a National Security Policy Analyst with a portfolio including Agroterrorism, Bio-defense/security, and Critical Infrastructure. David is interested in the roles that the environment and natural resources play on security, tactics, behavior, and terrorism.