I have an AA in Arabic and received my BA in global studies in 2009. I am currently a graduate student at George Washington University studying international affairs, specializing in conflict resolution in the Middle East. I hope to eventually secure a position with the state department along the lines of international negotiation.
I am an Army linguist and graduated from the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) Course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California in 2006. I graduated with an associate's degree in Arabic from Methodist University in 2009. I currently teach Arabic as one of the faculty members at the Global Language Network in Washington, D.C. I took Latin for four years in high school in Lewiston, Maine and 3rd year Latin at Bates College, getting an A-. I still have all my materials and continue to work on it occasionally. I also grew up speaking French, as Maine is chock full of French Canadians.
Marine biology has always been a hobby of mine. While I've been stationed around the country, I've taken the opportunity to work at the Boothbay Aquarium in Maine and California's Monterey Bay Aquarium, where I worked inside the penguin exhibit. I've chosen to take additional courses outside of my graduate major purely out of personal interest, such as geology, oceanography, and marine mammals, because I have a particular passion for the bioluminescent ecosystems in the benthic abyssal ocean trenches. I have also taken physics, earth science, and astronomy.
I have taken algebra I and II, geometry, precalculus, and calculus. I was recruited by my geometry teacher in high school to be on the math team. I've also taken related courses for my graduate course work in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics.
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