I am going into my Junior year as an International Studies major at Queens University of Charlotte. I have an immense passion for anything related to history, international politics, philosophy, language, and writing. I hope to work for the United States government after I graduate in 2015, whether that be for the State Department, FBI, or the Air Force. Eventually, I would like to put my passion for these subjects to use as a teacher at the high school or college level. I am currently an unpaid study group leader at Queens and lead lessons and small group discussions in multiple classes including: World Politics, History's Mysteries, Philosophy of Religion, and many more. This has granted me experience in tutoring in small groups in a variety of fields. As the President of Ratio Christi, I lead many discussions focusing on the subjects of science, religion, philosophy, logic, and reason. The way in which I help others differs heavily on the subject. In a subject like history or Spanish, where there are objective, concrete answers to most questions, I find that it is best to be direct in explaining how or why something is the way it is and why it cannot or should not be different. However, in a subject like philosophy, politics, or international relations, where answers and reactions vary heavily on the person's own experience, it is extremely important to be open to the idea that a student may have a different opinion than yours, and that is okay. In these subjects where many of the answers depend on sometimes contradicting theories, it can be helpful to poke or prod at someone's beliefs in order for them to think critically about them while, at the same time, not trying to destroy them. It is also important to be clear that, though there may be some differences in opinion in these subjects, nothing is entirely subjective and certain facts are always true. That way, the student has a broad understanding of the subject from multiple viewpoints and is equipped to make his or her own decision on an issue. Fun Facts: I am a Presidential Scholar (full tuition scholarship) at Queens University of Charlotte. I just recently returned from a Summer long mission trip to Nepal, where I worked with various Human Rights, Medical, and Christian organizations. I am the bass guitarist in a local band known as "Kings of Queens." In February, I performed with several other Queens musicians in a show called "Break Every Chain," a benefit concert to combat Human Trafficking. We raised over $5,000 for the cause. I am the President of the Queens' chapter of Ratio Christi, a Christian Apologetics Group. We meet once every week and discuss philosophy, science, logic, and reason from a Christian perspective in an effort to defend our faith rationally. We are responsible for a variety of speakers at Queens ranging from theologians to philosophers to scientists I am a staff member at the New Wilmington Mission Conference. This conference meets every year in late July to discuss Presbyterian Mission work around the world. As a high school counselor, I lead small group Bible studies, encourage discussion, and work with high school students on a variety of issues.