Steve Núñez is a second-year Master’s of Theological Studies candidate focusing in Religion, Ethics, and Politics at Harvard Divinity School. His academic interests include philosophy of power, critical race theory, de/postcolonial thought, just war theory, and the politics and ethics of the use of revolutionary counter-violence. Immediately following high school, Steve spent five years in the Army as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. Following his time in service, Steve was employed as a Personal Security Specialist on an Embassy Protection Detail at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2013, Mr. Núñez decided to explore the intersections between religion, public policy, and violence, which led to his enrolling at his hometown University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where he completed a Bachelor’s of Arts majoring in Philosophy & Religion (dual concentration) and Anthropology, with minors in Middle East & Islamic Studies and Classical Studies while holding various leadership roles on the local and state levels. At HDS, Steve sits as the Social Justice Chair on the student association and is involved in various student organizations including S.C.O.P.E. (Student Coalition Organizing for Political Empowerment), which the recently founded. In his not-so-spare time, Steve loves hip-hop, sports, museums, poetry, and exploring local food culture.