Zachary Lown is a dual Masters candidate in Latin American Studies and Journalism. He graduated with honors from George Washington University with a Bachelor's in Political Science. He has interned for the International Labor Communication Association, the press arm of the AFL-CIO. He has written about the trade union movement in Iraq, and contemporary politics in Venezuela. He was recently awarded a Lozano Long Graduate Study Abroad/Research Grant and will study political economics in Venezuela in the spring.