My name is Kaitlyn Cyprian I'm a student in CAS (2019) studying Linguistics, with minors in Spanish and IR. My favorite experience abroad was living in Quito, Ecuador last fall but I've also enjoyed travelling to Israel, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and the Czech Republic. My least favorite experience abroad was being stuck in the Istanbul airport for a day, since I don't speak Turkish. I'm still pretty new to Pardee, but I'm interested in security studies and diplomacy - my dad teaches biometrics in other countries, which sparked my initial interest in the area. I also think having a background in linguistics goes very well with security and diplomacy, and I hope to bring the knowledge of how we use and understand language to international relations and negotiations in the future. I look forward to growing and learning more with DPE!