Michaela Coplen will graduate from Vassar College with a degree in International Studies and minors in Arabic and Creative Writing. Her passions are poetry and US foreign policy. She was appointed as a National Student Poet by Mrs Obama and has interned with the US Army, the UK Cabinet Office, and USAID in Jordan. Her research has covered a breadth of issues related to conflict and sustainable peacebuilding. At Vassar she has been a Ford Scholar and a Tananbaum Fellow. As a Marshall Scholar, Michaela will pursue an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford.