Tess Rosenberg is an MSFS student in the Global Politics and Security concentration, pursuing a Certificate in Diplomatic Studies. Prior to joining the 2022 cohort, she received dual degrees in political science and English from the Honors Program of Rutgers University (New Brunswick). After earning her undergraduate degree, she spent a year in rural, peninsular Malaysia as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA). She then moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked for the Embassy of the U.A.E. as a Sr. Political Researcher, analyzing U.S.-M.E.N.A. foreign policy. Her academic and professional interests center on the nexus of ideology—particularly religion—and conflict, with a focus on the M.E.N.A. region and terrorism. She hopes to pursue a career with the Civil Service of the U.S. Department of State upon graduation.