I am a sophomore and a Political Science and Humanistic Philosophy major. I’m currently involved in the Polybian Society, where I am Consul (effectively the President) where I lead a non-partisan intellectual society dedicated to intellectual discourse. I am also a member of the Philomathean Society and the Penn Political Union. I’ve also had the opportunity to do independent research on irreligion in Egypt and am currently doing research work for Devesh Kapur, the Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI). ISP instilled in me an appreciation for the need to come up with creative ways to synthesize different academic literatures to come up with academic insight. The tools I acquired through ISP fundamentally guides how I approach my research and my other intellectual endeavor.