I had a great time at St. Stephen’s; it was probably one of the most formative experiences of my life, and that set me on the path to do what I am doing today. [St. Stephen’s] played a key role in shaping my interest in the world and my curiosity both in terms of my studies but also my professional career. The key was the teachers who really inspired the students, like Mr. Ullman, who shaped multiple generations of St. Stephen’s students and made us interested in, for example, the Middle East, and that’s one of the things I focused on in my life and career. I think that [interest] stems from the Islamic studies [course] we had with him. We also went on a field trip to Istanbul, which was very memorable; others went on a trip to Syria, all things that were possible when I was a student but that are now hard to imagine. And of course, the students: it was great to grow up with such a diverse group of people. I feel incredibly privileged for getting to spend four years at St. Stephen’s.