Stone Washington

Emerging Leaders Council

Stone Washington is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Policy Studies Program at Clemson University. He works remotely as a Trainee for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in the Division of Examinations. He recently completed a research assistantship for the Manhattan Institute (MI) primarily in the areas of Legal Policy, Public Sector Union disputes, and higher education. He also completed MI’s Collegiate Associate Program in the development department during the summer of 2021.

Stone is presently a Frédéric Bastiat Fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, engaging in research-oriented colloquia centered around the study of political economics. He was named an IHS Fellow with the Institute for Humane Studies in October 2021, currently working on a research project examining the influences of Natural Law on the text of the U.S. Constitution and on how the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted Natural Rights over time.

Hailing from Atlanta Georgia, Stone earned a Juris Master degree from Emory University Law School in 2020 and a Bachelor’s degree in history with minor in political science from Clemson University in 2019.

Previously, Stone worked as a graduate teaching assistant in the Clemson University Department of Political Science and as a Practicum Fellow in WAC & WID with Clemson’s Pearce Center for Professional Communications, where he provided guided lessons in writing improvement to graduate and undergraduate students.