Teach About US Blog // Authors


Howdy! These are the authors contributing to the Teach About US Blog:

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Edgar Barrios

Edgar Barrios is a student in Political Science at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Edgar will give us great insights into State politics (e.g. close Senate races) in an important swing state, among other things.

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Brandon Greenblatt

Brandon Greenblatt is a student majoring in International Affairs and studying German at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and originally from Matthews, North Carolina. Brandon is no stranger to writing and publishing as the editor of the Western Europe section of The Caravel, Georgetown's international affairs newspaper.

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Tobias Luthe

Tobias Luthe is a student in North American Studies focusing on politics and economics at the John-F.-Kennedy-Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin. He is spending the fall and spring semester 2016/17 at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

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Janina Schmidt

Janina Schmidt obtained her B.A. in teaching Economics and English as a Second Language at Leuphana University Lüneburg in 2014. After earning the Master's degree (expected 09/2017), Janina intends to teach English as a Second Language as well as English for Specific Purposes with an economic focus at vocational schools. As a Fulbright Scholar for the academic year of 2015/2016, she enriched her Master's studies in second language teaching with intensive and invaluable teaching experiences. Janina worked as a one of the German instructors in the Department for World Languages and Cultures at the University of Scranton, PA. As a student assistant she currently supports the development of the U.S. Elections Project 2016.

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Liz Subrin

My name is Liz Subrin. I am 22 years old and from Indianapolis in the state of Indiana. It is the 12th largest city in the United States. I am currently studying Chemistry and Education at a small private university called Butler University. I will be graduating with these degrees this December. I am looking forward to working on this project. I love learning about new cultures and am open to many ideas and perspectives. I have experience in working as a teacher as well as a student so I am excited to begin this journey as both! I have a passion for science and would love to share my passion with other curious minds. I hope to learn as much if not more as I can teach.

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Felix Wortmann

Felix Wortmann is a high school student from Berlin and currently as an exchange student in Michigan exploring high school life there. Felix participated in Going Green together with his school class (and won an award). He will provide the "one step removed" perspective on the elections.

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Emily Young

Emily Young is a student in International Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Emily loves photography and will contribute a photo series.

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Clara del Rey

Clara del Rey, the winner of the travel well MAGAZINE’s #WasteNot 30-day challenge , was invited to share her favorite ideas on reducing trash. Clara, a Spanish native, taught in St. Joseph, Missouri (USA), and is now living in Edinburgh, Scotland. Not only does she know both the U.S. and the European perspective on sustainability, but her ideas are creative, unconventional, and yet easy to follow.She is conviced: “I truly think being environmentally conscious starts with reducing your consumption of resources and products. Sometimes I stop, reflect upon people's frantic consumption habits and just think to myself: we are all addicts, in a way, having to buy compulsively insane amounts of disposable, poor quality 'goods'. It makes me wonder how we are losing the ability to create things with our hands or imagination—simple things such as cooking, growing greens and vegetables, or sewing a button. I refuse to represent this mindset.”

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Alexandra Magaard

Alexandra Magaard is a native of Wayzata, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and German Language from James Madison University. In 2014-15, Alex served as a virtual intern for the U.S. Embassy and the Teach About US blog's first author. A passionate supporter of environmentalism and green topics, Alex says that her activism began when she built a replica of the Cathedral of Notre Dame out of re-used egg cartons for her art class at age eight. She is now working for a German company based in Washington D.C.

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Julianne Troiano

Julianne Troiano is a graduate student at the Center for Chemical Innovation on Sustainable Nanotechnology (CSN) at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Julianne is interested in environmental science and has experience as a blogger (www.sustainable-nano.com). She recently travelled to Iceland to study glaciers and alternative energy and will share her experiences with us.

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