Sean Cailteux, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Russian from the University of South Carolina in 2021. Sean started learning Russian at age 14 and has visited the country four times (2017, 2018, 2019, 2022.) He is also learning Ukrainian. Sean is concurrently enrolled at Georgetown University Law Center, where he is working towards his J.D. and is a member of the GLS program. Sean is most interested in diplomacy, inter-state conflict, state-building and language politics in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.