I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with double honors in World Politics and Global Governance. At Johns Hopkins, I was the Co-Captain of the Equestrian Team as well as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa Society. Upon graduation, I received the Robert Tucker Award, which was presented to the best international studies thesis, and my honors thesis on Chinese sovereign identity was recognized as the Most Distinguished Senior Thesis of the Year.
While at Hopkins, I worked with the National Fellowships Office to advise merit scholarship candidates on their application essays. I especially enjoy getting to know the students through their work and helping them improve and achieve their goals.
I spend much of my free time on horseback. Once on the ground, I love practicing Urasenke tea ceremony and trying (albeit unsuccessfully) to read French poetry.