My name is Megan Turner and I am a senior from Southern California. I was in the World Politics UC from 2009-2010 where my eyes were really opened to what it meant to study international relations in Washington D.C. Living on the same floor with my classmates provided me with an opportunity to really interact and engage with the material. In addition, the speakers and labs we had shifted the material out of the classroom and demonstrated the applicability of the subject. Since then I have been accepted into the B.A./M.A. receiving my B.A. in International Relations and my M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. For a semester I studied abroad in Nairobi, Kenya where I worked with an organization called Sisi ni Amani-Kenya which worked to strengthen existing networks of peace leaders using a technology-aided approach. In addition to interning with Sisi ni Amani-Kenya, I interned with five other organizations: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, American University ‘s Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Services, Catalyst-IpF, The Fund for Peace, and Freely in Hope. This year I am writing my Honors Capstone on the effectiveness of NGOs in Kenya following their post election violence. I also work as a Resident Assistant for Congressional Hall on Tenley Campus and as an In Hall Mediator for South Campus. This summer I will be participating in the Rwanda Alternative Break Trip focusing on justice and healing after the genocide.