Age: 23 Home Town: La Crosse, Wisconsin Education: B.A. Global Studies, Global College of Long Island University Specific Field Interests: Refugee Rights, Education Policy, Xenophobia Placement: Dream a Dream, Bangalore, Karnataka Area of Focus: Education
Highlights: Brad's interest in international development and minority rights began during his sophomore year of college when he spent a year in India. During this time, Brad conducted a study on "Religious Tensions of Central India" and would later present the findings at the Wisconsin Sociological Association annual conference. From India, Brad continued onto study in South Africa and La Crosse, Wisconsin, conducting several field studies on the rights of refugees. While in South Africa he also worked at Refugee Social Services where he designed and conducted immigration workshops for newly arrived refugees from primarily Rwanda and South Sudan in addition to creating news releases and reports for the UNHCR. Following this, Brad conducted research in Bremen and Berlin, Germany for his Bachelors thesis on "Reasons for Xenophobia Towards Turkish Immigrants in Germany". During his final semester of college, Brad studied in New York City and interned with Global Team International Consulting where he worked to develop and propose improvements to the Algerian higher-education system in partnership with the Algerian Ambassador to the United Nations. During this time, he also started his own custom furniture and design company which remains the culmination of several of his artistic passions.
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