What have you been doing since graduation?
I am a 2017 graduate of Bowdoin, now in my second year of law school at Georgetown Law. While at Bowdoin, I double-majored in Philosophy and Russian. As a Russian major, I spent four years studying Russian language and culture and relished the opportunity to participate in such a rigorous, well-rounded, and global program nestled in beautiful Brunswick, Maine. Although my focus these days is more on statute books and Supreme Court opinions than on the Cyrillic script, I haven't lost my love for the Russian language and the study of Russian culture and politics. As a means of stoking my interests and those of the broader law school community, I founded Georgetown Law's first and only Russian-oriented student organization: The Russian Law and Security Club. Our organization seeks to provide a forum in which students, faculty, and staff can discuss the intersection of U.S. and Russian law and politics. While our focus is often on issues that can be legally and morally troubling, (such as Russia's interference in Ukraine and in the U.S. elections), our broader goal is to improve transparency and catalyze a dialogue geared toward collaboration, rather than mutual distrust. My Russian studies at Bowdoin not only provided me with a rich understanding of Russian history, language, and culture, but also cultivated a life long interest that I now have the opportunity to share with others.