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.