Nicholas C. Van Vliet is a recent graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's College of Business, Security and Intelligence with a Bachelors of Science in Global Security and Intelligence Studies and a minor in Emergency Planning and Management. Nicholas has an extensive background in research through Embry-Riddle's Undergraduate Research Institute and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory focusing on Crime, Conflict, and Human Trafficking. He is currently an Industrial Security Specialist at Boeing attached to their Defense, Space and Security division. Van Vliet is a passionate security and risk professional who aims to one day be a major figure in industry.