In college, I had the opportunity to be backstage during the 2008 presidential debates. There I met who was soon to be the President of the United States, Barack Obama. My interaction with him, with other political luminaries like Madeline Albright and Hilary Clinton among many others, inspired me life spend my career in service. I have studied international relations at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and researched some of the most pressing issues related with diplomacy today.
I continued my studies soon after at Franklin Pierce University in their College of Graduate and Professional Studies, earning a Master's in Education with a concentration in middle and high school Social Studies. I was inducted into the Pi Lambda Theta honor society for academic achievement and have worked for Manchester-Essex Regional High School, one of the best public schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I have also served as a highly respected Social Studies teacher where I have been the only faculty member of the Program Committee due to my leadership of the staff. My students have won awards from the Doors to Diplomacy competition and earned some of the highest scores on the English Language Arts MCAS exam.
For fun, I love to ride my bike, cook, garden, and play with my dog. However, what I most enjoy is spending time with my wife. We just celebrated our first wedding anniversary in October.
Los Angeles...here we come!