Originally from Apple Valley, Minnesota, I attended the United States Air Force Academy to pursue my Bachelor of Science in Military and Strategic Studies with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. My decision to pursue a master’s degree in International Affairs at Penn State was inspired by my career choice, travels, and interests in expanding my knowledge.
I chose to pursue my graduate degree at SIA because of the opportunities it offers me. Experienced faculty, a diverse cohort, and the atmosphere of SIA have helped me expand my understanding of international relations and other cultures, while also confirming I want to continue to develop my knowledge in these areas. In addition to my studies, I enjoy reading, outdoor activities, and volunteering.