Before joining SIA, I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I majored in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations along with minors in Arabic and French. At West Chester University, I studied abroad four times, traveled to four continents, held positions on the board of the French and Arabic Clubs, and worked as an ambassador in the study abroad office. I interned and later worked as a Constituent Services Advisor for Pennsylvania State Representative Kristine Howard.
SIA stood out to me for several reasons: the program has world-renowned faculty, numerous study abroad and professional experiences, and is a part of the largest alumni network in the world. The flexibility offered by the concentrations also interested me. At first, I was unsure of which to pursue, but with help from our advisors, I decided to concentrate on Data Analytics. Although many reasons exist to love our program, the people I met are my favorite part. Together we have various professional and academic backgrounds, we speak dozens of languages, and we are all on similar yet distinct career paths. I chose SIA because I knew I wanted to be a part of such an amazing community. I look forward to helping prospective students discover how great our School of International Affairs is! Please feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions.