I have a BS in Global Justice and policy from James Madison University, I have worked for the United Nations and defense and humanitarian reconstruction NGO's and other activities in Afghanistan supporting the war effort and helping local people. My last position was as an adviser to the governor of Nuristan, where we struggled to bring peace, law and order in one of the most remote and dangerous parts of Afghanistan's border area, on the front lines. As part of my duties I established English and computer training classes for government employees as well as for women, this was done beside our daily duties to coordinate security, payment, develop projects and govern in a mountainous, remote, enemy infested war zone. Throughout my travels I have also studied as well as gained skill in photography and digital editing. My work has been displayed at several university galleries and published in JMU Magazine; I was also recognized as one of JMU's 100 Best Photographers for the past 100 years.
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