Jure Erlic was born and raised in North Hollywood. He studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he pursued two majors: International Relations and Politics, and Social and Political History. As a member of the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University, he had the privilege to spend a semester in Washington D.C during his junior year. While in D.C., he interned with the Peruvian Embassy's Department of International Cooperation and Relations with the States of the Union. During that internship, he aided the embassy in its mission by assisting the department in daily functions such as writing briefs on possible opportunities of academic cooperation, attended meetings, and edited a few speeches for the ambassador. At Carnegie Mellon, he was involved in the Institute for Strategy and Politics Research Lab working on Kiron Skinner's project "Organizing for War." During that time, he assisted the lab by working in a team to create news and policy briefs for Professor Skinner, and was in charge of summarizing National Security Strategy reports from the Clinton to Obama era presidencies. He was also a Latin American Specialist for the Resistance Organization Leadership Database which was a database that catalogued the biography and facts of resistance leaders around the world from the 1950s to the present. After this summer internship, he will return to Carnegie Mellon in the fall to pursue his master's degree in International Relations and Politics.