Somran is currently a Master of Arts candidate at Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) in the Intelligence and International Affairs field. His research interests include security, terrorism, globalization and political conflict. Somran completed a Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science and Global Studies at University of Ottawa. During his studies, he has worked in various government departments such as Health Canada and Northern Affairs working on various policy issues. In 2014, Somran represented University of Ottawa at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York advocating Republic of Korea’s security interests in United Nations General Assembly 1 simulation.