Andrew Trexler is an intern at the Middle East Institute. He is currently completing his BA degree at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. At Wesleyan, he majors in State Formation Studies with a focus on the Middle East and in Goverment with a focus on international politics. He also serves as the Student Body Vice President and is an editor and author for the popular campus blog Wesleying.org. His published academic work to-date includes an article in the undergraduate journal Historical Narratives.