Hometown: Dana Point, CA Education: B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies, Minor in German Work Experience: Summer internship at the Democratic National Committee; yearlong internship at Veritone; two years at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley. Why I Chose MAGES: This is the premier program to study Europe, and it allows for a lot of personal freedom is what you want to pursue academically. Additionally, I believe the professors, staff, alumni network, and opportunities are unmatched. Intended Academic Focus: I plan on studying the dynamics of the European Union and how that institution affects the transatlantic relationship.