Austin Childs is a junior at the University of Kansas, where he is double majoring in Global and International Studies alongside History, minoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies, and gaining a certificate in global awareness. Austin first became interested in international relations as an extension of his background in history. Over the past year, he researched and published an honors thesis on the impact of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on the American Civil Rights Movement. He has a passion for connecting the study of history and international relations with engaging educational experiences. He has previously worked as a public engagement assistant and design specialist for the Watkins Museum of History, where he created traveling exhibits on a variety of topics regarding Kansas history. Austin enjoys traveling, spending time with his cat Tommy, and playing the guitar in his free time. Following graduation, he plans on taking a gap year to volunteer abroad with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos. Afterward, he hopes to pursue graduate degrees in History and Museum Studies.