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Who is Brian Frydenborg?
Brian Frydenborg a unique and talented individual who is ready and eager to take on a full-time position in humanitarian aid/relief, international development, international affairs, government, public policy, writing, journalism, research, or consulting. To this end, he moved to Amman, Jordan, in February 2014.
Brian grew up in in a suburb of New York City called Weston, Connecticut, and attended Canterbury School in New Milford, CT, where he especially developed his leadership and teamwork skills. In particular, he honed his mental toughness as a four-year varsity wrestler, placing in six tournaments, as a four-year varsity cross-country runner and senior-year Co-Captain, and as a leader in the student government.
As an undergraduate at Washington and Lee University, he engaged in a rigorous double major program of Politics and History. His main abroad experience in college was in Japan, but he also had more minor experiences in Cuba and Europe. One summer alone during his college years he held an internship at the Massachusetts State House with a state senator and held two other jobs at the same time. Upon graduation, he volunteered for several political campaigns in Boston, including the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where a chance meeting with then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and his Chief-of-Staff eventually led to an internship in the Senator's Washington, DC, office in 2006.
After doing substantive work in the United States Senate while just an intern, and after some time in the private sector, he began his graduate studies at George Mason University's School of Public Policy. While also working part-time, he completed his Master of Science (M.S.) in Peace Operations, with his program defining a peace operation “as an intervention into a complex contingency [due to conflict and/or natural disaster] for the purpose of maintaining or restoring peace.” The completion of his degree included studying abroad in Liberia—evaluating the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)—and also included studying abroad in Israel and the West Bank, examining the conflict there.
After a temporary research position with Edelman Berland, the research division of Edelman, which is the world's largest public relations firm, he is now currently freelancing—a role in which he has had well over 100 articles published since late 2013 by a variety of outlets, generating tens of thousands of views and thousands of shares, and in which one of his latest contracts was for a major USAID project in Jordan—while he searches for a career-building full-time position in humanitarian aid/relief, international development, international affairs, government, public policy, writing, journalism, research, or consulting.
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