Eden Hailu

University of Maryland, USA

I am a rising Junior Government and Politics major of Ethiopian-American descent at the University of Maryland. I have always been interested in the global community, and hope to triple minor in International Development and Conflict Management, Geographic Information Systems, and French. Though I am not yet certain of my specific career goals, I'd like to work in the international realm.


Outside of academics, I love books, television, theatre, languages, and outdoor activities. At UMD, I am a volunteer teacher for the English as a Second Language group, a stage manager for a student-run theatre company, and a member of the outdoor adventure club. My primary passion, however, is travel. I have visited 15 countries so far, but Salzburg will be my first experience traveling without my family.


I am beyond excited for this unique opportunity to work so closely with talented students from all over the world! As a Government major, I am confident my time at the Academy will be an invaluable learning experience for me in recognizing how to effectively utilize media in the increasingly globalized and inter-connected modern world. I look forward to meeting you all soon!

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