Erica L. Larson
I am currently a graduate student of American Studies at the University of Leipzig. I previously studied political science and English studies, also in Leipzig. As an American citizen, my participation in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) in 2005, which included a government sponsored high school exchange program for politically interested youth, greatly influenced my career path after I decided to remain in Germany. Examining the United States from a German and European perspective has been both challenging and rewarding. My research interests revolve around international environmental and energy policy cooperation and management—especially the US government's role in this process.