I completed my undergraduate degrees at The University of Toledo with majors in political science, global studies, and Spanish. While in my undergrad, I also had the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in London, England, which only furthered my passion for international affairs and solidified my desire to pursue a graduate degree in this field. I just recently finished my year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA working with marginalized populations to address the issue of food insecurity. While I am still deciding on my concentration here at SIA, I am interested in gender, development, and sports. In fact, having the opportunity at SIA to create your own concentration is incredibly advantageous for a student like me with an interdisciplinary background.
Despite applying and being accepted into several graduate programs, the decision to attend the Penn State School of International Affairs was an easy one. From the moment I visited the campus and met with the professors and students a feeling of comfort came over me. The renowned faculty, study abroad opportunities, and job placement success are just a few of the reasons why SIA stands out. With this program you get the best of both worlds: a large research university with endless opportunities, paired with an intimate cohort where you are daily pushed and supported to become a better student, professional, and individual. I know that applying to graduate school is both an exciting and somewhat stressful time, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions!