Adam is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service hailing from New York City. Adam's first-generation American upbringing led to a passion for in international affairs and a curiosity for understanding global politics, particularly in the Middle East. In Professor Lahra Smith's proseminar, "The Politics of Migration In and From Africa", he was introduced to the the interplay between refugees, voluntary migration, and the politics surrounding the international movement of peoples. The proseminar exposed Adam to how the many different fields of the social sciences can be applied to international affairs. Through the Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Adam is working alongside Professor Fida Adely in completing an ethnography of the capital city of Jordan, Amman. He is also part of a project team examining the link between higher education and job market outcomes in Jordan. Through the India Initiative, Adam consulted for the state government of Maharashtra on the development of the Mumbai Metro. On campus, Adam is a board member of J Street U, volunteers in Virginia during the tax season with Hoya Taxa, dances in Rangila, and runs with the Running Club.