Benjamin Counts is a graduate student and educator in South Carolina. He spent five years living and working in Washington, D.C., most of it spent researching the military, intelligence community, and the government side of the aerospace industry. Earlier, he interned with the Coast Guard's Office of International Affairs, where he provided administrative support and researched global maritime security issues. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Coastal Carolina University, focusing on international affairs and political theory.