Stephen served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a human intelligence collector in the U.S. Army; he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009 and served in South Korea in 2012. He was medically retired in 2015 after serving on active duty for seven years. Stephen will graduate from Indiana University in Spring 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He plans to attend graduate school at Stanford University and study machine learning. He eventually wants to pursue a doctorate degree and academic career in philosophy and is interested in studying the moral ethics in warfare and international conflict.