I am a graduate student at New York University in Journalism and Middle Eastern Studies, and I currently reside in Brooklyn, New York. As an undergraduate at Harvard, I studied Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and spend three summers abroad: working for a university in Athens, doing archaeological fieldwork in Armenia and Georgia, and doing research for my senior thesis across Turkey. I was also the chief editor of photography and videography on The Harvard Crimson, a civics teacher for Cambridge public school students, and a peer adviser to international students who studied abroad at Harvard.
Through my opportunities to travel and teach, I have developed a passion for working with students from across the world who are interested in higher education. At the same time, while reading applications for academic programs at Dumbarton Oaks, I have developed a keen sense of how it feels to be on the other side of the application process.
In my free time, I am trying to better my skills in Turkish, French, and Spanish. I also enjoy doing crossword puzzles, trying dance fitness classes, reading everything I can get my hands on, and searching for best khachapuri, or delicious Georgian cheese bread.