Preston Parrish is an international affairs major at the University of Cincinnati, and is working toward certificates in security studies and international human rights. As well as being on the Dean’s List, he is a scholar under the McNair program and the Minority Empowerment Initiative Trust; and is currently serving as the President of UC’s Arabic Language Club. Preston has worked under Tom Carroll, City Manager for the Village of Silverton, as well as assisted in research on the implications of clandestine operations under Dr. Brendan Green at UC. Preston’s current research involves the social and economic impact of refugee resettlement in Cincinnati. In the future, he is interested in looking at the connections between liberalism and realism, as well as exploring the balance between freedom and security within American politics and how that dichotomy plays out through the various cultures across the country. Preston plans to go to graduate school to pursue a PhD.