Master's student in Public Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Thesis Title: Waiting for Vietnam: Vietnam-era Canvas Graffiti and American Combat Morale in the pre-Tet Period
What Now: Master's student in Public Policy at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs
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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 of most 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. After graduation, I was a research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, where I conducted research on unconventional warfare and foreign military strategic culture. I’m currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy at Columbia SIPA, where I major in international security policy.