I am a junior at JHU currently on a term abroad at Sciences Po in Paris, France. I am majoring in international studies with minors in art history and French. The SNF Agora institute advisory board appealed to me both for its international reach, and its commitment to social justice within the immediate Baltimore community. This past summer, I worked with various Baltimore nonprofits conducting research and producing written material to increase public outreach, and was able to better understand the community outside of JHU. As a student of both art history and international studies, I am also very concerned with cultural exchange and discourse, both of which are closely aligned with the mission of SNF Agora.