Nikhil Kumar PhotoNikhil Kumar grew up in Charlotte, where he completed the International Baccalaureate diploma program at Myers Park High School. As an undergraduate at Brown University, he studied Economics and French & Francophone Studies, a combination that allowed him to explore international economic policy while becoming intimately acquainted with the politics and culture of France and its European neighbors

While at Brown, Nikhil studied abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the London School of Economics and completed internships at the Consulate General of France in Boston and Harvard’s Future of Diplomacy Project, in addition to working as a study abroad peer advisor in Brown’s Office of International Programs. Nikhil was also an active leader in Brown’s French-speaking community and worked as a journalist for several student publications, including the Brown Political Review and the Brown Daily Herald.

After graduating from Brown in 2017, Nikhil worked as an English teaching assistant in greater Paris. Living and working in the French capital for eight months confirmed Nikhil’s passion for all things French and, more importantly, deepened his commitment to strengthening transatlantic relations. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this perspective to Charlotte as a WACC intern.

Nikhil will begin the Master in Public Policy program at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government this fall. Upon completion of his degree, he plans to work as a diplomat in the United States Department of State or an international organization.