Nicholas J. Romanow is a fourth-year International Relations and Global Studies student at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Canadian-American immigrant born in Saskatchewan, Canada and raised in Dallas, Texas.
Nicholas is also pursuing a minor in Chinese as well as certificates in Applied Statistical Modeling, Core Texts and Ideas, and Security Studies. His academic interests include American grand strategy, China studies, democracy, human rights, and alliances. He is writing his senior honors thesis on American alliances and its impact on democratization. In the summer of 2020, Nicholas interned in the Foreign and Defense Policy department of the American Enterprise Institute. He is also a political science editor for the national undergraduate China studies publication, The Journal of Sino-American Affairs.
Nicholas recently naturalized as an American citizen in May 2020 but has been a vocal advocate for promoting democracy at home and abroad throughout college. He has been a student leader for Generation Citizen, a civics education non-profit, and the Texas Political Union, a student discussion society at UT. After graduating, Nicholas hopes to commission as a U.S. military officer after graduation and begin a long career in leadership and public service.