Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Zak joined the McAllister Olivarius team as a Legal Analyst in 2018. He graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor's in Sociology, with a concentration in Modern Middle East Studies, earning distinction in the major. He focused on politics, religion, gender, and the law in the Middle East, particularly in Iran.
Outside of work, Zak is a musician and enjoys both singing and playing the alto saxophone. He is also an avid consumer of nonfiction books, Indian food, and films of all genres.