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Middle East Center FLAS Alumna Kelsey Hallahan on the Impact of Her UW Studies and Her Career as a Petroleum Analyst

Kelsey Hallahan at utility scale solar farm in the Netherlands

January 31, 2019

Kelsey Hallahan graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in History and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations.  In her sophomore year at the UW, she received a Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship from the UW Middle East Center to support her study of Persian and the Middle East.  Kelsey went on to pursue graduate studies focused on energy economics and policy, and is now a Petroleum Markets Analyst at the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  Along with Scott Montgomery, whose UW course on the geopolitics of oil changed her career trajectory, Kelsey was recently quoted in an NPR article ‘What’s Driving Low Gas Prices?  A Global Oil Glut.’

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