Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I finished my B.A. in Economics in 2009 from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Having been focused on East Asia, especially China, I moved to Taiyuan, China in that summer to teach English while I sought to deepen my understanding of the culture and improve my language skills.
In 2011 I decided to return to the United States for graduate school, choosing GWU's International Development Studies program due to its faculty, location, and course offerings. Initially I planned to focus on environmental development and the energy sector; however, through my courses found that I was more drawn to examining education as a means for poverty alleviation in Asia and as a tool for reconciliation in conflict-affected regions.
I am now entering my final semester at GWU and am planning to begin my search for a full time position. Preferably one related to either Asia (Central or East) or education - especially as a means of poverty alleviation or reconciliation.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (student), individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
East Asia; China; Nepal
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Intern at InterMedia; M.A. Candidate in International Development Studies at George Washington University
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
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