Josiah Atkinson
Josiah Atkinson
Student Mentor
Hometown: Batson, Texas
High School: West Hardin High School
Major: International Sustainable Tourism
What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A lawyer.

What career are you working toward?

A foreign-service officer for the U.S. State Department.

When you were in high school, how did you choose your career path?

I was involved in my school’s debate team, and I realized during research that I wanted to be involved in a career that could affect international relations for the better.

Who inspires you?

My mother.

What three traits best describe you?

Talkative, creative, adaptable.

What's your favorite place in the world?

Montreal, Canada.

If you could visit any place you’ve never been, where would you go?

Japan.

What do you enjoy when you're not working or studying?

I’m an avid gamer and movie addict.

What are your favorite books and/or movies?

BOOKS: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Hundred Year Walk by Dawn Anahid MacKeen.
MOVIES: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester by the Sea, Interstellar.

Who is your favorite musician/band?

Frank Ocean.

What is your favorite meal?

Steak and Lobster.

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