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Adam Matvya
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Adam Matvya is an alumnus of the 2017 CLS Punjabi program in Chandigarh, India. In 2018, he earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University. He loves 19th Century Russian and American literature, as well as postcolonial and contemporary South Asian works. Adam will start a master’s degree program in Middle Eastern Studies this fall at University of Chicago. Ada...

Kerry Burgott
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Kerry Burgott is an alumna of the 2017 CLS Bangla program in Kolkata, India. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2017 with a Master of Public Policy and has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious U.S. Presidential Management Fellows Program. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy having friends over for brunch and playing board games like Settlers of Catan. She also enj...

Tristan Hilderbrand
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Tristan Hilerbrand is an alumna of the 2017 CLS Japanese program in Hikone, Japan. She recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and minors in Asian Studies and Japanese. In addition to Japanese, Tristan also speaks Mandarin and Korean. She hopes to attend graduate school soon and aspires to use her language skills to work for the United ...

Tucker Boyce
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Tucker Boyce is an alumnus of the 2017 CLS Turkish program in Baku, Azerbaijan. Tucker also studied Turkish through the CLS Program in Ankara, Turkey in 2015. He graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia and worked on a post-bachelor's appointment in international threat reduction at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He will begin graduate s...