Ms. Valosik joined the CCAS as Multimedia and Publications Editor in November 2014. She also teaches graduate-level writing courses for the School of Foreign Service. She holds an M.A. in Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of South Alabama. For her graduate sociology thesis, she conducted survey and interview research in Damascus, Syria. Her writings have appeared in The Atlantic, International Educator, Smithsonian Magazine, Slate, American Scholar, Washington Post Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Valosik worked at AMIDEAST, where she managed several large educational and cultural exchange programs for students and professionals from the Middle East and North Africa.