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Joel Wasserman

Joel Wasserman is a fifth-year senior studying International Relations and Russian, and is participating in EPIIC for the second time. He has long been fascinated by the history and politics of Russia and the Former Soviet Union, but through his studies at Tufts, Joel fell in love with the Russian land, Russian culture, and the Russian national story. In the summer of 2012, Joel did language study in Russia and travelled to Latvia, Ukraine, and Poland, helping him to achieve solid functionality in Russian language. His hobbies include gourmet cooking, following his hometown Washington sports teams, martial arts, and good movies. Following graduation, Joel hopes to spend time doing humanitarian work in Ukraine, to travel across the Former Soviet Union, and eventually to enter government service in the grand chess game of geopolitics and international affairs.