Julie Geiger (Bishop Brossart) is graduating with a double-major in Political Science and International Studies and a minor in French. While at TMC, Julie became the College's first exchange student to the University of Angers in France spending the 2012 spring semester in the city of 100,000 located on the banks of the Loire River. She also experienced life in Washington, D. C., through her association with The Washington Center, when she interned at the Institute of International Education's Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, working on the U.S. State Department's Fulbright Scholar Program (spring 2011). While maintaining the highest academic standards, Julie obtained a variety of political experiences through her volunteer work at the Ohio offices of Organizing for America during the 2012 elections, serving as an intern in Kentucky Congressman Davis' Fourth district office (fall 2011), and during the summer and fall of 2011 interning with the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council where she helped plan the 2011 International Education Summit and worked on the U. S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. Julie recently represented the college as our lead delegate to the Ohio Valley Model Arab League Summit held at Miami University (OH). Julie has served the college community through her work as President of the TMC chapter of the National Political Honor Society (Alpha Zeta Theta), as President of the Political Science Club (2011 - 2013), and as a member of the French Club. Expanding on her use of French, Julie provided TMC students with tutoring assistance in the language. In addition to her academics and internships, Julie has volunteered to teach English to non-native speakers at El Centro de la Divina Providencia (2012, 2013), has been a tutor in TMC's Honors Program at 6th District Elementary School (2011) and at John G. Carlisle School (2012 - 2013) both in Covington, KY, participated in the Jamaica Service Learning Program for four years (2010 - 2013) and spent the summer of 2009 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center assisting visiting parents with their children while waiting for their physician. Through her work in Jamaica, Julie became more acutely aware of the economic and social life of this island nation and, as a result, developed her academic research around questions of dependency. This led to her presentation of a conference paper on the subject at the 2013 Kentucky Political Science Association conference entitled, "Dependency, Debt and Development: A Jamaican Case Study." Soon after graduation, Julie leaves for a 27 month assignment with the U. S. Peace Corps to the African nation of Benin.