Eric Lockhart is the Executive Director of the New York branch of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. He oversees the day-to-day operations of YPFP New York alongside the long-term planning and strategic development of the branch. Outside YPFP, Eric is a Leadership Gifts Associate at the International Rescue Committee (IRC) where he works on private fundraising with a focus on the IRC's Board and Overseers. Before the IRC, Eric worked at Merrill Lynch in the Investment Management and Guidance group where he focused on portfolio construction and asset allocation. He has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and enjoys playing basketball and learning to play the guitar (albeit very slowly).