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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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Student Ambassadors

Lindsey Johnson

Josef Korbel School of International Studies Student Ambassador Lindsey JohnsonEmail:

  • 2nd Year
  • MA International Studies

My name is Lindsey Johnson and I am a second year master's candidate in the International Studies program.  I am originally from Virginia, where I attended Longwood University in Farmville, VA where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice with minors in Homeland Security and Political Science. While at the Josef Korbel School I will be focusing primarily on International Politics throughout my degree process.  I am also hoping to concentrate on the areas of Eastern Europe and Russia, as well as, International Security. I have always had an interest in international affairs and law, as well as, criminal justice.  By pursuing my Master's degree in International Studies, I am hoping to combine my degrees for my future career aspirations.

I choose the Josef Korbel School for a few different reasons.  One of the main reasons was the size of the school.  Coming from a small high school and undergraduate school I wanted to find the same type of atmosphere in graduate school.  The Josef Korbel School has a small professor to student ratio, which is something I was looking for because it guarantees that I am not a number but an actual person.  Another reason I chose the School was for an aspect that one cannot find on their website.  This particular aspect is the idea of creating a citizen leader.  I first encountered this during my undergraduate years and believe that, like Longwood, the Josef Korbel School is preparing their students to make a positive contribution to the common good and is committed to sustaining an environment that offers a comprehensive array of student learning opportunities.