coleblumI am very excited and anxious to take on my role as intern for the World Affairs Council of Charlotte this summer. I have lived in Charlotte my entire life, but my hope for this summer is that I will finally embrace the city’s international community.

After graduating with both a high school diploma and Global Studies Diploma from Providence Day School, I realized that I wanted to target my career towards international affairs. After one year at Wake Forest University, I have decided to transfer to UNC Chapel Hill in the fall, where I plan on majoring in Peace, War, and Defense with a concentration in National and International Defense and Security as well as minor in Arabic.

From my field of study, it may seem obvious that my area of focus is the Middle East, and I hope my career will feature some form of diplomacy or international security. I have already studied abroad in Spain and plan to study abroad in an Arabic speaking country in the near future, as I plan on becoming fluent in both Spanish and Arabic someday. I am confident that my time at World Affairs Council this summer will get me well on my way towards my future goals. As intern, I hope to put my passion for international affairs as well as my global perspective to work in any way I can.