Arsene Frederic, Jr.

Aerospace-Defense Fellow

Arsene Frederic, Jr. is a Florida native and an education, equity advocate. He currently serves as the CBCF Aerospace-Defense and Policy Fellow.  Previously, Arsene worked with the Maryland Academic Validation Program as a Policy Analyst focusing on Education Policy, Project Management, and Organizational Development. He placed as a semi-finalist with the American University School of Public Affairs #CtrlAltDelete team in the 2021 Atlantic Council Cyber 9-12 Strategy Competition. He is also a 2020 inductee of the Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society focusing on national security policy. And, he was a 2020 Equity and Inclusion fellow with the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) in Washington DC.

Arsene is a Ph.D. student in the Howard University Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies program. His research focuses on diversity in STEM education, particularly at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). He is interested in managerial practices that intersect at the K-12 and higher education levels to increase diversity in the national security sector. He is the past Editor in Chief of the American University School of Public Affairs peer-reviewed Public Purpose Academic Journal and the first Black student in this role. He is a graduate of the American University School of Public Affairs and holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a concentration in Public Financial Management. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English (Creative Writing) with a minor in Education from Florida State University.