In 2010, Kyle co-founded a nonprofit that builds schools, provides scholarships and rehabilitates homeless children in Kenya. He picked up Swahili and continues to run the organization today. Kyle spent five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and witnessed the rise of ISIS and other military conflicts. He saw firsthand why it is so important to resolve social and economic problems peacefully, which inspired him to pursue a career in public policy. At McCourt, Kyle looks forward to acquiring a “policymaker’s toolset” and becoming well-prepared for a career in international development.