I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.7 GPA) from the University of Maine with a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs and a Concentration in History.
While at the university, I developed a passion for speaking Spanish and constantly demonstrated a high degree of excellence in my studies, a habit which I hope to pass on to any student which aspires to better themselves in the fields of Spanish, history, government/politics, and foreign relations.
When it comes to speaking a foreign language, I believe that it is not only a highly advantageous talent, but it is also a great way to display respect and friendliness to those whose language you are speaking. Imagine, if you will, that you had been visiting Spain on vacation. Your plane departs for the U.S. in an hour, but you can't seem to find your way to the airport and no one around you seems to speak English. Suddenly, you encounter one local who speaks to you in English. How relieved would you feel that someone can finally understand and communicate in your language? I believe that feeling of excitement is how a native Spanish speaker feels when we go out of our way to speak Spanish to them rather than English.
Aside from my passion for Spanish and the bond that I feel is cultivated when you speak another person's native tongue, I thoroughly enjoy teaching people geography and about American, European, Russian, and East Asian history. I am also very well versed in Israeli-Palestinian and U.S.-Vietnamese Relations, as well as American politics and current Middle Eastern affairs. In fact, I recently passed the Department of State's Foreign Service Officer exam, which is required to work in U.S. embassies abroad, and I also possess a Public Trust Security Clearance with the U.S. Government.
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