A passionate musician, explorer, engaged global citizen, and aspiring Renaissance man using cultural diplomacy and languages as tools to promote international understanding, cooperation, and development
I had three main academic goals.
First, I aimed to become as proficient as possible in the French and Italian languages before graduation. Second, I worked to develop skills that are practical and marketable for a variety of industries, including professional written and verbal communication, presentation capabilities, cross-cultural understanding and navigation, and networking. Third, I designed and implemented a University of Pittsburgh course of study centered around the themes of
- cultural diplomacy, which means using the arts and cultures to foster mutual understanding between groups of people, and
- social entrepreneurship, which means using business to generate a positive impact on society.
My professional goal is to construct a global career in cultural diplomacy. This career could continue to take shape through working in the US or abroad as an international arts manager, a diplomat, or an arts education administrator, for example.