Briggs DeLoach is a research assistant whose scholarly interests revolve around Internet identities and norms, and how these concepts shape the conduct of international politics. During undergrad, he explored a variety of academic areas, ranging from labor history to genocide. Outside of academia, Briggs promoted youth activism by co-directing the 2013 installment of the nation’s oldest student-run public affairs conference. He focused the event on youth empowerment around the globe and brought in international experts to brainstorm means of overcoming impediments to empowerment. He brings a variety of prior experience to the Youth and Media team that includes political campaign work, policy analysis and prescription on Capitol Hill, and financial analysis for a commercial real estate firm. Briggs enjoys exploring quaint New England towns, skiing, and political activism. He graduated in May 2015 from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, with Highest Honors in both Political Science and History.