I am attending Syracuse University for a Masters of Public Administration and a certificate of advanced studies in Security Studies. I was born and raised in Auburn, NY. Before attending Syracuse, I served five years in the United States Army with the 82md Airborne Division as an infantryman and sniper team leader. After leaving the Army, I completed my undergraduate degree at Syracuse, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I am a member of the National Security Students Association and SALUTE veterans honor society. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a career in government where I can continue a career protecting national security.