Director of National Security Programs

Jimmy collaborates with the larger Embolden team to develop its Student Leadership Program in National Security. This unique program aims to promote a diverse national security workforce, train students in intelligence analysis tradecraft, provide national security decision-making simulations, and prepare students for future leadership roles in these exciting fields.


Jimmy is currently a Detailee at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Counterterrorism Policy. He also served in the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs for two years where he helped coordinate and execute international extradition and mutual legal assistance requests to East Asian and West African countries. A first-generation American born in China, he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish and speaks French.


Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University. He is also a NSEP Boren Scholar.