When I first began my academic career I was enrolled at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey where I earned my Associates of Arts in Criminal Justice. I earned my Associates a semester early, and during that semester I attended The Fund for American Studies’ Capitol Semester program in Washington DC. During this program i interned at a lobbying firm and was enrolled in Public Policy and Journalism classes at George Mason University. Upon completion of program in DC I returned to New Jersey to earn my Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Minor in International Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. During my time at Fairleigh Dickinson University I interned with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and attended the 68th Annual Student Conference on United States Affairs at West Point Military Academy. Currently, I am enrolled in the Security Policy Studies program at the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.