Mike Norton graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas with a BSA in Agricultural Economics and BS in Poultry Science. He is a former White House intern where he worked under the Senior Policy Advisor for Rural Affairs, has published research for an Accra, Ghana-based NGO that provides cocoa farmer training throughout West Africa, and studied abroad at the London School of Economics. A fifth generation Arkansan, Mike's family has been involved in the poultry and beef cattle business for over fifty years. He is also a 2012 Truman Scholar. Mike will pursue an MPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford.