2009 Pickering Undergraduate Fellow Maria Davydenko is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Raised in Anchorage, AK, her interests in foreign languages and global economic affairs have drawn her to the international policy field. The Foreign Service, in particular, presents a unique and challenging opportunity to represent American policy initiatives abroad. As a recipient of the Pickering Fellowship, Maria has just completed the junior summer institute at Princeton and is eager to continue her study of international affairs at the graduate level. In the future, she hopes to use her dual background in international business and public policy to cover key political and economic issues for the Foreign Service.