University of California, Santa Barbara
Russian Language & Literature, Political Science, 1989 - 1992
Graduated with high honers from UCSB. Participated in prestigious Senior Honors Thesis Program in the Department of Political Science, completing a these on "Defense Industry Restructuring in the Former Soviet Union." Editor and Writer at the award-winning student paper, The Daily Nexus
Johns Hopkins University
International Relations, 1987 - 1989
Coursework in a broad spectrum of disciplines including mathematics (Calculus), biology and physics (Biophysics), economics (Macro and Micro), literature, creative writing, Russian, and political science. Varsity soccer and wrestling teams.