Avery Leake is a rising senior at UT studying Mathematics and Plan II Honors. Throughout his UT career, Avery has been interested in the application of AI and financial technology to international relations and public policy. He is a 2020-2021 Brumley Next Generation Undergraduate Scholar with the Strauss Center for International Security and Law and works as a researcher at the Innovations For Peace and Development Center with Professor Rachel Wellhausen studying sovereignty and political economy. During his sophomore year, Avery was an Applied Geopolitics Fellow at Stratfor working on geopolitical forecasting and analysis alongside their science and technology analysts. Currently, Avery is interning with Hypergiant Industries as an Ethics in AI Research Intern. He works on developing and analyzing AI ethics strategies and conducting research on global AI policy. Throughout his college career, Avery has participated in Model United Nations, initially as a member and offer of the Central Texas Model UN running high school conferences and now as the captain of the Texas Model United Nations travel team.