Prior to joining ZRA, Mr. Winstead conducted technical and policy research at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Before this, he gained experience in wargaming and simulation at the Center for Applied Strategic Learning and provided military and strategic analysis at the Atlantic Treaty Association in Belgium.
Mr. Winstead graduated from American University in 2017 with a B.A. in International Studies. In May 2020, he received his M.A. in Foreign Policy and National Security from American University. Nick was an inaugural fellow at the Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology, a collective of scholars dedicated to researching the impacts of emerging technologies.