CH (CPT) Eddie Martin, Jr. a class of 2000 Ron Brown Scholar, serves as Special Assistant for the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a White House Initiative housed at the U.S. Department of Education. He is an ordained minister and the Chaplain for the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade in the U.S. Army Reserve, and he is the Youth Minister at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, DC. Eddie is also a Ph.D. Candidate of Eastern University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program and has been a participant of the U.S. Department of State Religious and Foreign Policy Working Group, serving on the Religion and Conflict Mitigation sub-working group. Eddie is a former intern for the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (OFNBP). Eddie is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a double degree in International Business (B.B.A.-Business Management and B.A.-Spanish). He also obtained two degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary – a Master of Divinity and a specialized Master of Theology (focus: Religion and Society – Christian Ethics), and completed the Master of Public Policy Program at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy (foci: International Security and Economics and Social Policy).