Roman is a second-year Master of Public Administration candidate. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication Studies and Minors in Spanish and Linguistics. In addition, he received his Global Leadership Center and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificates. During his undergrad, he worked at the Office of International Student and Faculty Services designing layout and editing the campus e-newsletter, the International Voice, and co-coordinated Ohio University’s 2011 International Week celebration.
His work experience developed further into his Master’s studies. So far, he has provided consulting research for ACEnet, which fosters economic development for local entrepreneurs, provided marketing research for the Raccoon Creek Partnership, which serves the Appalachian region by improving and protecting water quality in the Raccoon Creek watershed, interned with Ohio University’s Human Resources office with its Employee & Labor Relations department, and served as a membership recruitment and marketing intern for Rural Action, which serves to “foster social, economic, and environmental justice in Appalachian Ohio,” according to its website.
Currently, he is a Teaching Assistant with the Global Leadership Center at Ohio University. With the GLC, he facilitates and leads class discussion and group work activities both within the certificate program and pre-certificate classes. In addition to classes and work experience, he is a member of Azaguno, a nonprofit African drum and dance company, which serves to educate audiences worldwide about African culture through traditional and contemporary music and dance. After graduation, he wishes to serve the public in the government or community benefit sectors. His specific interests continue to evolve, but he sees himself eventually working with organizations advocating the arts, environmental sustainability, or international relations.