My name is Philip Evangelista, but most people just call me PJ. For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with history and the way it has shaped the world we live in today. I believe that without understanding the past to the best of our ability we will be lost in the future. This belief has shaped me into the person that I am today and the career path that I have chosen. I plan to teach history at the secondary level, where I hope to pass on my love for history to the young students for generations to come because they will be the leaders of the future and they will be the ones that must understand the past to fully understand the world of today and tomorrow. My focus is American history and recent European history. With this interest in European History, I intend to study abroad in Vienna, Austria. The program has a lot to offer and that particular area of Europe has always been a point of interest for me.