Kevin McGinnis '11 MPA '15, a Woodrow Wilson School graduate with certificates in Spanish, Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies, is from Salisbury, Md. McGinnis was a member of Engineers Without Borders in Ethiopia, studied abroad in Spain and interned with the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, D.C. He participated in the Wilson School's inaugural semester abroad program at the University of Havana in the spring of 2010 and conducted water resources management research in Chile and Peru through Princeton's Development Grand Challenges grant program.
His summer SINSI internship was spent at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau of Middle East and North African Affairs working on environmental issues. McGinnis' initial fellowship placement was with the Office of the Deputy Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Under Secretary for Policy, Department of Defense. His second year began with the Office of Plans, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, where he worked on force structure issues in Europe and the Western Hemisphere. He was then the action officer on Secretary of Defense Hagel's Review of US Nuclear Forces by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)'s Assistant Secretary for Global Strategic Affairs/Nuclear Enterprise Review Team.