An Honors student from Manchester, CT, a political science major with a second, individualized major in international relations, Carl aspires to a career in foreign policy. The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, named in honor of one of the most distinguished American diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century, is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This prestigious competition selects 20 fellows from a pool of more than 600 applicants. The 2013 fellowship award provides support of up to $40,000 annually toward tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study. The program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America’s interests abroad.
On campus, Carl has been a Director of the Model United Nations’ Environmental Programme, serves on the Environmental Committee for Honors Council and has served as a Student Ambassador for Human Rights. Off campus, he works for Mansfield’s Town Manager’s Office, which included computing greenhouse gas emissions for twelve town buildings. In the summer of 2011, he was a Research and Development Intern for Soluciones Comunitarias in Antigua, Guatemala where he worked to develop a text messaging system to support microconsignment efforts in remote mountain villages. Carl is dedicated to the study of foreign languages, including Spanish, Arabic and Japanese. He also enjoys singing and Taekwondo and is an active member of Beta Theta Pi. He was part of the 2012 cohort for the Leadership Legacy Experience and is the 2012 recipient of the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages: Excellence in Arabic Language Award as well as the Philip E. Austin Scholarship. Most recently, he was selected to participate in the 2013 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute at Princeton University.