William Wagner '10 MPA '14, from Montclair, N.J., is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa Woodrow Wilson School graduate with a certificate in Near Eastern Studies. Upon graduation, Wagner was awarded the Donald E. Stokes Dean's Prize for most significant contribution to the WWS undergraduate program and the Program in Near Eastern Studies Thesis Prize. Proficient in Farsi, Spanish and Arabic, Wagner studied Arabic as part of the Woodrow Wilson School's Policy Task Force at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, as well as an immersion summer of study at Middlebury as part of the SINSI program. Wagner interned at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo the summer prior to his senior year. His initial fellowship rotation was at the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs' Office of Egypt and the Levant where he worked on U.S. policy toward Egypt's transition. The second year of Wagner's fellowship was in the Political Section of the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York City. Wagner received his MPA in June, 2014 and is currently a Political Adviser at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.