Adam Aley is a current undergraduate pursuing a BA in International Studies and a BS in Economics from the University of Washington. His studies primarily revolve around international relations, foreign policy, economic development, and political economy. He has previous internship experience with the Seattle Human Rights Commission conducting a report on Seattle’s history as a Human Rights City, specifically addressing the city’s rising homeless population. Presently, his undergraduate research for his honors thesis concentrates on the intervention of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Argentina’s economy, explaining why the tumultuous relationship contributes to the state’s fiscal volatility. Following graduation, he plans on breaking into the field of research and data analysis for public and foreign policy, developing his scholarship and professional network further.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Adam enjoys hiking and road trips across our nation’s beautiful state and national parks. He collects records from the various surviving music shops around the Greater Seattle area and enjoys listening to music of all genres in his free time. Additionally, he loves to cook, read history books, and spend time with his newly adopted dog. Entering the World Affairs Council, Adam looks forward to advancing outreach programs and engaging with the citizens of Seattle on important issues in current global affairs to strengthen our communities in the aftermath of the pandemic.