Orion Wilcox is an Analyst supporting DT's research and stabilization programs in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining DT, Orion worked as a journalist and managing director at Syria Direct, a non-profit media outlet reporting on the Syrian conflict from Amman, Jordan. He has lived and worked in Jordan and Morocco and is a graduate of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA I) program. Orion has experience managing media development, conflict resolution, and gender mainstreaming programs for a range of funders including the US Department of State, USAID, and Global Affairs Canada.
Orion graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BA in Economics and a minor in Arabic Language & Literature. In his spare time Orion enjoys playing basketball and learning to cook (emphasis on learning).