2024 Rising Experts Cohort

Each year, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) welcomes a new class of Rising Experts. Through a highly selective process, Rising Experts are selected for their knowledge and passion for their respective fields, as well as for their ability and desire to hone and share their analysis with a wider community of interest. Supported by an editorial team, they publish regularly at major online media outlets in their Rising Experts Program regional and thematic focus areas.

Gil Guerra

Latin America Expert

Zachary Popovich

Eastern Europe Expert

Ethan Dincer

Middle East Expert

Alissa Pavia

Middle East Expert

Laurel Baker

Geostrategy Expert

Christina Keßler

Europe Expert

Chloe Ladd

Europe Expert

Sam Neufeld

Energy Expert

Connor Fiddler

Indo-Pacific Expert

Alexis Turek

Indo-Pacific Expert

Channing Lee

National Security Expert

Alvina Ahmed

Defense Expert

Mahli Knutson

Human Rights Expert

Hanna Dooley

International Development Expert