Freelance journalist and MA candidate in Middle East Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Born and raised in the Who Dat Nation. Passionate about all things related to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, Impressionist and Dutch art, political theory, and New Orleans. Avid traveler, consumer of po-boys, and fan of Vladimir Putin’s action hero poses. During my free time, I also write for The Daily Beast’s Open Zion blog.