I received my B.A. in Mathematics and Spanish from Messiah College, where I focused on mathematical theory and Latino politics in the United States. After working in commercial real estate for global firms NAI and JLL, I transitioned to service in the education development sector in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, during which time I also completed a Certificate in Middle East Cultures and Religions at Jerusalem University College. After returning to the United States, I studied social policy with an emphasis on inequality and domestic and global higher education, earning an M.I.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. As this brief blurb suggests, I have encountered a lot of fantastic people and places around the world while serving in various capacities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.