Brian Pellot of Wausau, Wisconsin, is pursuing a double major in Convergence Journalism and International Studies at the University of Missouri. As a Clinton Scholar and Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the American University in Dubai, Brian organized international service projects and gave presentations throughout the Middle East. He also studied Arabic as a Critical Language Scholar in Morocco. In 2009, Brian monitored Lebanon’s parliamentary elections and reported for Inter Press Service News Agency and Foreign Policy. He reported for the Huffington Post on press trips in Egypt, Qatar and Jordan. Brian will pursue a M.Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford as a 2010 Marshall Scholar.