Anthony Phan
Since completing my BA, I have held various roles throughout Maryland and DC: as a promotions team member at a television station, a blog reporter at a local government agency, a chemical analyst at a compressed-gas distributor, and an annual funds intern at a nonprofit organization. I am currently an investigations case analyst at a federal agency.

I have also completed my MBA and am pursuing my JD at American University. My intended areas of study are international criminal law, national security law, human rights and humanitarian law, and technology law. As an aspiring attorney, I want to prosecute perpetrators of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; represent the US in cases of alleged terrorism and espionage against America; defend victims of human rights violations; and ensure ethical and responsible implementation and regulation of AI.

Studying Anthropology has broadened my worldview and given me the versatility to bring a human-centric approach to any area or profession that interests me. Furthermore, the knowledge and skillset I gained in anthropological theory, research methods, academic writing, and comparative analysis have deepened my intellectual curiosity, enabling me to become an agile learner.

Although I do not conduct fieldwork or research related to my major, I am certain that the flexible yet comprehensive curriculum has helped me develop the interdisciplinary competencies that are transferrable to many career paths. My studies have better positioned me to succeed in cross-cultural settings where it is crucial to respect others' backgrounds and beliefs.

Not only are the faculty in Catholic University's Anthropology Department knowledgeable and resourceful, but they are also genuine and kind and encourage students to seek answers to challenging questions through thoughtful inquiry and open dialogue.

To have earned my degree at a faith-based institution in the nation's capital was a privilege and a blessing—and I am truly grateful!