Charles is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for 2016 in Germany. He intends to master the German language, advance his educational and professional trajectory, and better craft his teaching and community engagement skills. Charles received a B.A. in History and German from VCU. He brings his own comfort with the language and people from past experience, a strong desire to apply the effective teaching methods to which he has been exposed in a classroom of his own, and a solid understanding of the importance of cultural sharing. Charles hopes to teach at the high school or university level upon returning to the U.S. In addition, he would like to use his research on German environmentalism to the benefit of green advancements in the United States.