Summer fellow at the Institute for the Study of War
Thesis Title: Waiting for Vietnam: Vietnam-era Canvas Graffiti and American Combat Morale in the pre-Tet Period
What Now: Summer fellowship at the Institute for the Study of War
What Next: Intern at the American Enterprise Institute, a think tank, in their Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies
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My time in the History & Literature concentration at Harvard was incredibly rewarding on two fronts. The broad range of elective courses I was able to enroll in for concentration credit allowed me to craft an academic trajectory that fit my intellectual interests while expanding my knowledge base. Likewise, the rigorous concentration seminars helped refine my writing and researching skills even as I studied the topics that were most of interest to me. Through these core components of the History & Literature concentration, I ultimately developed my interest in the study of war and the military, which has served as a strong talking point in interviews as I pursue a career in public service.