About Me

This blog is meant as a place where I can record, play with, and refine the thoughts that come into my head.  You have been warned!

On a more specific level, this is me:

In 2010, I graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College with a BA in Government and a minor in Economics. While at Hamilton I served four years on the Student Assembly, including a year as Student Assembly President, and wrote an honors thesis on the possible benefits of strategic retrenchment for U.S. foreign policy.

Following graduation, I spent 14 months in Barbados on a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in Integration Studies at the University of the West Indies. The Integration Studies program examines regional integration initiatives around the world, with a special emphasis on CARICOM and the OECS.  I graduated with Distinction in 2012 and have been studying Spanish and writing for this blog ever since.  As part of my Spanish studies, I traveled to Seville, Spain in May of 2013 to complete a ten-week study abroad program with CIEE.  I enjoyed my time in Seville so much that I decided to return in January of 2014 to work as an assistant English teacher at two schools in the city until June.  Upon returning home, I moved to Washington, DC to start a Master’s degree in security studies at Georgetown.

I have extensive experience regarding American foreign policy and grand strategy, theories of international relations, Latin American affairs, and 20th century history. I speak Spanish at a C1 level and welcome all inquiries.

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  1. Hi Stephen,

    Great blog! I found it when looking for contact information for you. I am a PhD student at the University of South Florida, and was recently awarded a Fulbright grant to do research for my dissertation in Barbados. I was wondering if we could talk over email about your experiences while you were there. I look forward to hearing from you!


    • Hi Brittany,

      Congratulations on your Fulbright! I had a fantastic time in Barbados and am excited for you just thinking about all the great experiences that await you there. I would be happy to talk with you about my experience and to answer any questions you might have. I will send you an email shortly to get our conversation started.

      Thanks for reading!


    • La foto de la cueva no es mio, pero las otras si son. Que tipo de libro estas publicando?