John Scaggs graduated with an MA from George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. He earned his BA in International Affairs from Northern Arizona University. John also studied at the Asia Institute for Political Economy (Hong Kong). Prior to ATA, he worked at the Atlantic Council, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, and volunteered for various organizations, including church missions in Guatemala, Mexico and Germany. John commutes from the Annapolis area to ATA.