Academic Experience

Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Heinz College,  Carnegie Mellon University
5/2009 – 5/2010

My final project was titled “Fighting Hunger While Positively Impacting the Regional Food System.”  This was a team project focused on developing a plan to implement an EBT (food stamps) acceptance system into the Pittsburgh farmers’ markets.


Applied Econometrics I
Brazil Today
Empirical Methods of Public Policy and Management
Financial Analysis
Foreign Policy Issues
Geographic Information Systems
Global Health Policy
Intermediate Economic Analysis
Management Science I & II
Organizational Management
Policy & Politics: An International Perspective
Population & Policy
Program Evaluation
Strategic Presentation Skills
Strategic Writing Skills
Systems Synthesis

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and History from The College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Pittsburgh
8/2000 – 5/2004


Alexander and the Hellenistic Age
Approaches to Anti-Semitism
Basics of Space Flight
Beginning Ancient Greek 1
Beginning Ancient Greek 2
Bible as Literature
Business Calculus
Classical Mythology and Literature
Confucianism: Basic Texts
Dualism in the Ancient World
Elementary French 1
Elementary French 2
Elementary Russian 1
General Writing
Greek History
Introduction to Art
Introduction to Macroeconomic Theory
Introduction to Microeconomic Theory
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Shakespeare
Jewish-Christian Relations
Modern France 1780-1880
Mysticism: East and East
Origins of Christianity
Physics and Science Fiction
Political Philosophy
Roman History
Russia and the West
Temple, Icon, and Deity in India
United States 1865 – Present
University Orientation
Varieties of Early Christianity
Western Civilization 2
World Film
Writing Seminar for History majors

Attended the Berkeley Greek Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley
6/2003 – 8/2003

Certified to teach English as a second language from the Council for Distance TESOL Education – ACTDEC
1/2008 – 6/2008