Nicholas J. Wood is a former graduate intern at The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy, working on issues related to space diplomacy, governance, norms, and security. Prior to joining Aerospace, he served as a cryptologic language analyst in the Air Force and in the intelligence community. During that time, Wood completed his master’s degree in strategic intelligence through the National Intelligence University, writing his thesis on China's space diplomacy in the context of a great power competition. Wood also recently graduated with a master’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University, with a concentration in science, technology, and international affairs. His undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focused on French, linguistics, and international relations.