Veera WalkerDepartment: Social Sciences & Global StudiesRoom: 194
Planning: A Day -- 4th BlockAbout Me:I'm a native of Rhode Island and still a NE Patriots/Celtics/Bruins/Red Sox fan, though I am now a fan of the Caps and the Nationals. I moved to Ashburn in 1994, having lived in the DC area for several years before. Following graduate school, I began a career in international affairs and business, working as an economist for the Organization of American States ("OAS"), and then moving into the international satellite field in a variety of positions, ranging from Manager of International Affairs, to Director of Corporate Communications and, finally, Director of International Regulatory Affairs where I was responsible for negotiating landing rights for the organization's global satellite constellation in over 170 countries and territories around the world. I did a great deal of international travel during those years and had some wonderful professional experiences.
In 2002, my family decided to move to Jakarta, Indonesia. We had a great adventure in Indonesia (during this time we had the Bali bombing and international bomb threats against the international school my children were attending). Following an exciting year in Indonesia, we moved to Hong Kong for one year, then Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for two years and back to Hong Kong for another two years. We met amazing people, traveled to many countries and encountered many fascinating new things. I brought my children home just in time for them to attend Broad Run High School from which all three have now graduated. My two oldest had successful college and graduate school experiences , and are now engaged in exciting careers in the DC area and New York City. My youngest is finishing her Masters in Forensic Psychology at GWU. All are proud to be Spartans.
We love the Broad Run community and I am so excited to be teaching here!Education:
My Schedule:1st Block: AP Human Geography 5th Block: Dual Enrollment Government2nd Block: World Religions 6th Block: Dual Enrollment Government3rd Block: Dual Enrollment Government 7th Block: AP Human Geography4th Block: Department Planning 8th Block: Study Hall
- Bachelors: International Relations, The George Washington University
- Masters: International Political Affairs/International Business;The Patterson School of Diplomacy & International Commerce, University of Kentucky. Additional Masters level coursework in International Terrorism, Boston University
- Post-Masters: 18 Graduate Credit Hours in History & Political Science