Tanner DeBoer is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln where he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and minor in national security. His undergraduate research focused on international peacekeeping, global terrorism, and democratic norm preservation.
Following graduation, he worked for multiple state senators in the Nebraska legislature. He began his career working as a communications director, later serving as a chief of staff. He also served on various boards committed to addressing the housing crisis and food insecurity in his home state of Nebraska. While at the Keough School, he plans to focus on global policy addressing democratic safeguarding and food insecurity. Tanner is the recipient of a Katter Family Fellowship.