Thomas Poston (’18) is a double major in Economics and Politics & International Affairs with a minor in Environmental Studies. He chose to study Economics to improve his understanding of and ability to make smart and effective policy – particularly energy and environmental policy, for which he has exceptional enthusiasm. He witnessed the importance of economics to this field firsthand during his internship with the Environmental Defense Fund. Thomas also has a strong interest in international relations, which drove him to spend a semester in Strasbourg, France, studying European economic policy and interning at the Council of Europe. Dr. Dalton’s International Trade class further convinced him that IR and economics are inextricable. Outside of his studies, Thomas is a President’s Aide and co-captain of the Center for Leadership and Character’s Ethics and Leadership Debate Team. He also enjoys performing spoken-word poetry and singing in the Wake Forest concert choir.