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Summer Marion

Research Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate

University of Maryland

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Summer Marion is a Research Fellow in the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and PhD candidate in Political Science at Northeastern University. Summer’s research focuses on global governance, international organizations, health security, and philanthropy. Her dissertation examines how private foundations engage with global health institutions during crises. Other research areas include U.S. foreign policy, and humanitarian response, and climate security. Her research and commentary on these topics have appeared in outlets including Global Health Governance, The Washington Post, and CNN International.

Previously, Summer worked as an editor for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a researcher for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, inter managed curriculum development for online courses at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Department of Government. She has taught extensively on topics related to international relations, public policy, and research methods. She currently holds affiliations as a Research Associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, and as a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Summer received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the College of William & Mary and a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.