Michael Ferguson, Graduate Fellow, supports our Mexico Practice.
Michael is a first-year Master of Arts in International Relations candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, studying security and human rights with a focus on Latin America. Michael graduated from the University of Chicago in 2019, where he studied public policy and served as a research assistant on the Chicago Project on Security and Threats’ Program on Political Violence.
Prior to graduate school, Michael was the Mexico analyst for the State Department’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, responsible for writing reports on the security environment in the country and liaising between the Department and the private sector. Before that, he worked for the crisis and risk practice at a Chicago-based public relations and marketing consultancy firm, and held internships with several Chicago-based nonprofit organizations.
Michael is originally from the Chicago suburbs and has studied and worked in Spain and Mexico. He speaks Spanish as well as conversational Portuguese.