Bethany Bennick is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a dual-degree in International Studies and French. Additionally, she holds an undergraduate certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution. Bethany returned home to her native Arizona upon concluding a teaching assistantship for the French Ministry of Education in northern France. Her passion for world affairs and intercultural communication has been fueled through several opportunities overseas, including an internship with Pax Romana, a UNHRC affiliated NGO, in Geneva, Switzerland, a study abroad in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a summer exchange to Bordeaux, France. While at Pepperdine, Bethany was heavily involved with the Nootbaar Institute’s Global Justice Program and the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship’s Micro-Enterprise Program. Bethany is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Global Affairs and Management from ASU's Thunderbird School of Global Management before pursuing a career with the federal government. Bethany currently works at Phoenix Sister Cities as the International Youth & Education Program Manager. She is a graduate of the 2017 FBI Phoenix Citizen's Academy, board member of GPCC's Valley Young Professionals, and current Thunderbird Fellow for the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations.