Intern, External Relations
Tom Merrick is the Joseph S. Nye, Jr. External Relations Intern at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Prior to spending a year-long hiatus as a fly fishing guide in Montana and joining CNAS, Tom served as an Editor of The Colorado College Energy, Environment, and Security Project. In this role, he developed and edited policy papers on the national security challenges posed by emerging technologies and global climate change.
Previously, Tom wrote and led two successful grant projects for the Keller Family Venture Grant Program for Student Research and the Ritt Kellog Memorial Fund. At the Keller Program, he examined the origins and rise of climate-security studies in American national security landscape. He has also interned for Resonate, a D.C.-based audience analytics firm, as well as GSD&M Marketing Agency, a brand marketing firm representing global clients.
Tom received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (International Relations) and Environmental Policy from Colorado College. His studies focused primarily on the intersection of climate change, civil conflict, and multipolar politics. He spends his free time volunteering for organizations dedicated to his other great passion, wildlife and habitat conservation.