Colin Parks joined TFAS as the director of the Institute on Economics and International Affairs and the Legal Studies Institute.  Prior to joining TFAS, he served as the director of student recruitment and intern coordinator at The Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC.  Colin brings to TFAS a love of organization building, student mentorship, and connecting with people.

He received his B.A. with a double major in Political Science and History, and a minor in Philosophy, from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and pursued graduate studies in national security affairs at The Institute of World Politics.

As an Air Force brat, Colin was born in Germany and grew up in multiple locations across the country.  In his free time, Colin enjoys traveling, grilling for family and friends, and following the ups and downs of the Washington Nationals.  He and his wife reside in Woodbridge, VA and are active members of St. Mathew’s Cathedral Parish.

Email: cparks@tfas.org/Telephone: 202.986.0384