Robert is a current first-year MA student at the Ellison Center. In 2018 Robert received a BA in history from Union College. During his undergraduate education, Robert focused on Tsar-Peasant relations during the late imperial era of Russian history, and at the Jackson School he would like to continue his studies on this topic. Robert’s further academic interests include Russian language, foreign policy and international affairs. Outside of the classroom Robert is an avid skier and is excited to explore the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.