Reading is my passion! I read approximately two books per week (or 600 pages), and I am not a &quot;speed reader&quot; as defined by Evelyn Wood. The genres range from literature (Katherine Anne Porter, Ayn Rand or W. Somerset Maugham) to best-seller fiction to non-fiction, including topical, current events. I enjoy applying and communicating my knowledge from these works and look for outlets to promote these interests. I participate in a bi-monthly book club and lead an extracurr... [more]
Completed extensive course load in both formulative and advanced level American and World history at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Focused on the American experience during the American Revolution and it's after effects on the new country. Cross-referenced this information with teaching materials as a Teaching Aasistant at Miami. Concentrated on social and political history in several advanced seminars in World history, including 'History & the Novel' and history of Islam. Utilized much of this background in Masters projects.
Government & Politics
Studied upper level Architecture courses during Miami University study abroad program in Luxembourg. Incorporated Art History and previous introductory Architecture class information into class project. Also, utilized European Architectural experience to inspire and become integral part of Masters thesis on Aachen Cathedral in Cologne, Germany.