Adam is a freshman in the School of Foreign Service hailing from New York City. Born to two Israeli immigrants, 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, internally displaced peoples, 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 will be working alongside Professor Fida Adely in completing an ethnography of the capital city of Jordan, Amman. On campus, Adam is a board member of J Street U, volunteers in Virginia during the tax season with Hoya Taxa, and runs with the Running Club.