Like most young adults entering in the realm of higher education, I generally had no idea of what I wanted to do with my life. With this in mind I decided to take a year off before starting my academic career at St. Lawrence and traveled to Finland where I became a Foreign Youth Ambassador. After my time in Finland, I came back to the States knowing that I had a firm desire to work towards an academic career that involved my international interests. I knew that Government was the root of all international relations, so that is where I decided to start my academic career at St. Lawrence.
The St. Lawrence Government Department has given me the opportunity to pursue my international interests through a variety of International Relations and Foreign Policy classes. Personally, the Department has been a great aid to me with the many interests I have and the political clubs that I am involved in. This past summer I was invited to Washington D.C. to take part in the annual Alexander Hamilton Society Chapter Conference where I listened and met with many different political speakers on a broad range of different topics on international security including drone strikes, guerilla warfare & terrorism, and the negative effects that international relations can have on the battlefield. I am currently working towards developing an independent study on Mega Events, such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, and what impacts these events have within the international sphere.
As a sophomore I still have time to develop and grow in different departments at SLU, to study abroad in a foreign country and to participate in the many opportunities that St. Lawrence offers, but I would like to recognize that the Government Department has been my base and my pillar from which I have been able to work towards my academic career.