Joseph Parrish brings analysis and academic research skills to the Institute as a Research Assistant. After graduating high school, he served as an Infantryman in the Marine Corps for over six years. After his military service, Joseph would earn a Bachelor of Science in Diplomacy & Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University. While there, he worked as a research assistant, studying the history of US-Kurdish relations. He also studied counterterrorism and Islamic fundamentalism at the University of Haifa in Israel, where he participated in the 21st Century Peace & Conflict Seminar. Before joining the Institution, his most recent position was as a Research Analyst at Diligentiam LLC., where he researched, analyzed, and evaluated developing trends in the geopolitical sphere.