Jessica Michek serves as a policy analyst for BPC’s national security program. Prior to joining BPC in May 2013, Michek served as a virtual intern for the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain, working to monitor trials related to the unrest in Bahrain since the Arab Spring.
As an undergraduate, Michek focused her studies on the Middle East and North Africa, studying abroad in Amman, Jordan, and writing her honors thesis on the impact of U.S. aid on Jordan’s foreign policy. Michek graduated with honors from Oberlin College in 2013 with a B.A. in politics. She also received Oberlin’s John D. Lewis Memorial Prize for excellence in international politics.