Elliott Burgess is a Master’s candidate in the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. Elliott’s concentrations within his field are in international development, and migration, with particular interest in migratory crisis notably in Venezuela and Central America. He received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French and Francophone Studies from Florida International University in 2018, where he had a concentration on the international relations of West African, French speaking nations, conflict and security. Elliott has extensive travel experience, and a host of varied work and internship experience from teaching, to interpretation and program management. Elliott speaks fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, and has an intermediate command of Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Haitian Creole. He has lived and worked throughout the US in Ohio, DC, Texas and Florida, and has studied in France, China and recently returned from 7 months of studying in Brazil.