Christian Royal is a junior at Columbia College majoring in Political Science with concentrations in international relations and political theory. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he found his interest in government while interning at a Congressional Office. Assisting constituents and working with community leaders established his passion for policy. Christian also values the study of national security and defense. Through the Global​​ Thought Scholars program, he wants to combine these interests into a focus on geopolitics and security.