Brumley Scholar | Brumley Fellows
Avery Leake is a rising senior at UT Austin, studying Mathematics and Plan II Honors. Throughout his UT career, Avery has been interested in the application of AI and financial technology to international relations and public policy. He has been an Undergraduate Fellow with the Clements Center for National Security since 2018 and attended the 2019 Clements Center Maymester at Kings College London studying the US, the UK, and World Order. During his sophomore year, Avery was an Applied Geopolitics Fellow at Stratfor working on geopolitical forecasting and analysis alongside their science and technology analysts. Currently, Avery is interning with Hypergiant Industries as an Ethics in AI Research Intern. He works on developing and analyzing AI ethics strategies and conducting research on global AI policy. Avery also works as a researcher through IPD with Professor Rachel Wellhausen studying access to financial services and capital in Indian Country and sovereign nations. Throughout his college career, Avery has participated in Model United Nations, initially as a member and offer of the Central Texas Model UN running high school conferences and now as the captain of the Texas Model United Nations travel team. Outside of school, Avery is an avid sports fan, loves reading fantasy and science fiction, skiing, and both cooking and eating good food.