Masters, University of Kentucky Patterson School, Lexington, May 2015
Masters of Arts in Diplomacy and International Commerce
Concentration in Diplomacy, Minor in National Security
Exeuctive Publisher, Ex-Patt Magazine

Student Fellowship, National Security Education Program Boren Fellowship, Russia, 06/2014-12/2014
Studied Russian language in Irkutsk (Summer) and Vladivostok (Fall)

Student Researcher, U.S. Department of State Fulbright Program, Skopje, Macedonia, 09/2011-06/2012
Researched non-governmental organizations and how they impacted the people of Macedonia with the government; Volunteer work with two NGOs helping with grant writing and event planning; Presented research at a conference and to a group of young professionals; Maintained research blog

Bachelors, Florida Atlantic University Honors College, Jupiter, FL, May 2011
Bachelors of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Concentration in International Studies, Minor in History
magna cum laude

Semester Abroad, St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia, Fall 2008
 Coursework in Russian language, Modern Russian Politics, and Historic Russian Literature

Fanatics, Inc., Customer Service Representative, Jacksonville, FL    November 2012- July 2013
·        Resolved customer issues via phone and email for the largest e—retailer in sports memorabilia
·        Selected as team member for high value clients team
·        Liaison with other departments as needed for immediate customer communication

Teach For America, Teacher, Jacksonville, FL June 2012-November 2012                                
·        Instruction of FL Civics curriculum to 153 7th graders in Duval County Public Schools at Ribault Middle School, an urban public school
·        Supervised a classroom with an average of 26 students per 7 class periods
·        Collected and maintained data from a variety of sources to inform instructional practices

Florida Atlantic University Public Relations Department, Intern, Jupiter, FL, January-May 2011                        
·        Created press releases for events at the university
·        Designed and put on events for university and public attendees
·        Judged student competition

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s Office, Intern, Tallahassee, FL   , May- July 2009
·        Answered multi-line phone in a busy office to address constituent concerns
·        Input and exported data to maintain information on constituent concerns
·        Represented the senator in the community

·        French: Limited Working Proficiency in Reading, Novice in Speaking and Writing
·        Macedonian: Limited Working Proficiency in Speaking, Novice in Reading and Writing
·        Russian: Studying
·        Trained in Citizen Emergency Response Team

"What's in a Name? European Union Foreign Policy Through the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?" Undergraduate thesis at FAU.

"The Downfall of EU Influence in the Western Balkans" in Fall 2013 edition of the Ex-Patt Magazine

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