Drew Calcagno is a Fulbright Scholar at the US-UK Fulbright Commission, earning a Master of Science in Violence, Conflict, and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) – University of London. He is a Rotary Scholar-elect to earn a Master of Science in African Studies at the University of Oxford. In 2015, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Calcagno has performed field research in Turkey, Ethiopia, and Liberia regarding the security-development nexus and has worked with the Department of State, Department of Defense, and the U.S. intelligence community. He currently resides in Monrovia, Liberia where he researches the response to and the consequences of the Ebola crisis. The views presented in this article are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent the positions of the U.S. government, the US-UK Fulbright Commission, or the Rotary Foundation.