Joshua Park is a graduate student at the Elliott School of International Affairs focusing on International Economics. He graduated with a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and focused on Middle Eastern Politics and Arabic. He studied at the University of Jordan of his Spring semester of 2011. While born in Los Angeles, California, Joshua lived overseas for 12 years in Indonesia and went to an international school. He currently resides in Elkridge, Maryland and is planning to graduate in December 2016 and continue to work in the economics field with plans to enter into a PhD program in a couple of years.