I am a student in the Five-Year Political Science Graduate program here at Villanova. As an undergraduate, I majored in Political Science, Arab and Islamic Studies, and Global Interdisciplinary Studies and I am a student in the Honors Program.
My undergraduate thesis research focused on women’s political participation in Egypt and Tunisia before and after the 2011 revolutions.
Outside of the classroom, I play Division I women’s basketball for Villanova University. I have benefited from enrichment programs, past internships with the federal government, and was recently awarded the 2012 Harry S. Truman Scholarship for a commitment to public service.
During the summer of 2012, I received the chance to broaden my knowledge of US foreign relations through a Department of State internship at the US Embassy Belgrade. Last summer, I had the opportunity to work as an intern in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in Washington, DC.After graduation, I hope to translate my passion into a career in the Foreign Service as a political officer.
I am excited to continue my education in the Villanova community that has become my home, studying under the leadership of amazing faculty and staff to broaden my knowledge of foreign affairs.