Nick Kosturos is a sophomore double majoring in International Relations and Middle East Studies. A fervent believer in hands-on learning, Nick is passionate about enhancing the traditional education experience with a more experiential-based approach that would better prepare all students to apply their education in an increasingly complex world. Nick joined CET to not only foster this special type of learning environment in the classroom at USC, but also to promote an intellectual atmosphere outside of the classroom that would better allow USC students to discover their inner spark and subsequently share their intellectual passions with others. Nick believes that USC should share its teaching methods with other institutions at all educational levels and would specifically like to spread the ideas and projects explored at CET to public schools in the Los Angeles area.
Nick is involved in International Relations research under the supervision of Professor Patrick James and actively participates in the Teaching International Relations Program. He also represents the undergraduate student body on the University Committee on Curriculum. Outside of the academic realm, Nick serves in Undergraduate Student Government and Trojan Knights. Nick recently completed internships with the Center for American Progress’s National Security Department and Project Vote Smart. Upon graduation, Nick wishes to attend graduate school and pursue a career in public service.