My broad range of professional experiences has offered me valuable insights into diverse work environments and contributed to the development of many practical skills. Through the many positions I have I held I enhanced my communication and interpersonal skills, honed my research and writing techniques, and acquainted myself with and excelled in the demands of a fast-paced work environment.
I have worked in many positions that required me to collaborate effectively with a group, but also in environments where I was expected to work independently and display self-initiative with little active top-down guidance. I am comfortable working across these distinct environments and have learned to be flexible and adaptable.
I am particularly enthusiastic about my internship with the U.S. Commercial Service because it gave me the opportunity to apply many of the skills and knowledge I have acquired through my studies to an international trade setting. It exposed me to work being performed at the intersection of markets and politics, and it gave me insight into a career with the federal government. The work I performed included conducting market research alongside Senior Trade Specialists, which directly utilized my knowledge of international markets. It also required a firm understanding of developments in international trade like the tariffs that were placed by President Trump and the retaliatory tariffs from countries that responded to them. This experience gave me the opportunity to apply the skills I learned in an academic setting to real world contexts.
My work and internship positions have exposed me to diverse work environments ranging from educational settings, to community organizations, to the federal government. My experiences have helped reaffirm my professional goals of pursuing a career in global affairs at the intersection of politics and economics.