Ian Magnuson is a 2014 graduate of Western Michigan University with a double major in German and Global and International Studies. Ian entered the MPP Program in the fall of 2016 after completing a teaching assistantship in Germany through the Fulbright Program. While in Germany, he started a website, www.backyardglobal.org, that showcases international media and recipes that young Americans can use to experience the world from their hometown. Ian is interested in focusing on international education and environmental policy. He is originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, and enjoys photography, drawing, cooking, craft beer, and travelling.