Ciara Mullen is a second-year MA student in NYU’s International Relations program, pursuing a concentration in European and Mediterranean Studies. She completed her first year at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C. before transferring to NYU in 2023. Before starting graduate school, Ciara obtained a degree in Political Science and Global Studies from the University of Richmond in 2021, with a concentration in World Politics and Diplomacy. After graduation, Ciara worked for the U.S. Department of State on the Foreign Service Institute’s public diplomacy training team. Outside of her academic and professional life, Ciara enjoys writing and embarking on adventures with her mini dachshund, Bear.