Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Research interests: Arab society and culture, women and gender, education in the Arab world, conflict resolution, philosophy
A graduate of both the Defense Language Institute and the United States Air Force Academy, Jennifer has spent a semester in Meknes studying at the Moulay Ismail University and the Arab American Language Institute in Morocco. She was first introduced to the Arabic language in 2011 at the Defense Language Institute. It was there that she discovered her love of languages and their ability to aid in conflict resolution. Since then, she has dedicated herself to learning as many languages as possible; to include Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. While at Georgetown, she hopes to focus on gaining a deeper understanding of Arab society and culture in order to help foster positive Arab-American relations. Upon successful completion of the MAAS program, she will serve as an officer in the United States Air Force and will continue studying Arabic as a member of Air Force’s Language Enabled Airman Program. Outside her academic interests, she enjoys eating good food, retail therapy, and travelling.