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Joan O'Bryan


Joan O'Bryan is a dual German-American citizen and military brat who's lived all over but keeps her heart in the great American state of Virginia. She graduated from Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, in 2013 with a degree in Political Science. She then spent three years as a middle school teacher, first on a Fulbright grant in Giessen, Germany, and then as an Americorps service member in Boston, Massachusetts. Most recently she researched European Affairs at the Institute for the Study of War, a think tank in Washington, D.C. Joan loves travel and running, and is excited to meet the MPP cohort and start a great year!