In my military and educational careers, I have traveled the world and had the opportunity to experience many lands and learn from those I have met.

Ukrainian Army Checkpoint on the way to Mariupol 2014

Please click one of the three links below for photos and information from my past fieldwork.

Experience Studying and Researching Abroad

In 2014, I watched the Euromaidan protests closely. The annexation of Crimea came as a shock to me and drove my desire to pursue further education. Additionally, the tactics used in the Ukrainian conflict caused me to question my understanding of warfare and international relations. I started at NYU in the fall of 2014, and my research focused on the Ukrainian Crisis and the various methods used in that contest. I went to Ukraine twice to conduct interviews: First in 2014 and again in the summer of 2015.

In March 2015, while studying for my master’s degree at NYU, I traveled to Prague to conduct interviews about the contributions of smaller NATO allies as part of a short-term study aboard course.

In the Summer of 2015, I had the honor of being selected to attend the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) Summer Program “NATO’s Challenges: Ukraine and Beyond”

While working on my undergraduate degree, I took two short-term study abroad trips. In March 2010, the first trip took place in Brussels to study the dynamics of European Union expansion. In November of 2010, I studied German History in Munich.