Kern joined McGuireWoods Consulting's Federal Public Affairs team in Washington, D.C. in February 2021 as a Research Associate. In this role, Kern assists clients in a variety of industries with research and legislative monitoring.
Kern is a proud alum of former Senator Doug Jones’ D.C. office, where he concentrated on the Defense, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs portfolios after nearly two years as Special Assistant. Before moving to D.C., he worked as an organizer in Seattle, WA and Austin, TX. Kern holds a B.A. in Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in French and is working to complete the Fleet Seminar Program at the U.S. Naval War College.