Hello! My name is Lola Jacquin. I am nineteen years old and hail from Brooklyn, NY. In addition to being a citizen of the United States, I am French and Austrian.
I am currently a rising sophomore at Tufts University, where I plan to major in international relations and minor in Chinese and religion. From a young age, I have been interested in exploring different cultures, an interest which has developed into a fascination with the international system and how states, organizations, and people operate within it. Having worked with diplomatic agencies such as the German Center for Research and Innovation, I have learned to appreciate the importance of international collaboration, whether for scientific research or in an effort to address humanitarian crises. It is this appreciation which has led me to pursue a career in international relations. Most recently, I have become especially interested in the political and legal significance and development of religion throughout the world and throughout history. Understanding the ways in which religion is intertwined with the very fabric of a culture or state is central to interfaith education, which in turn is an essential element of collaboration between international peoples.