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Michael Daughtry is a first-generation college student at George Mason University. A senior, he is earning a bachelor's degree in history, and master’s degree in secondary education: social studies while enrolled in GMU’s Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s (BAM) program. He intends to use his degrees to become a high school history teacher and share his passion of history to instill a lifelong love of learning in students. Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia, Michael enlisted in the United States Marine Corps two weeks after graduating from Fairfax High School. He served four years in the Marine Corps infantry, deploying to seven different countries throughout that time. He attributes much of his academic and professional success to the skills he developed as a Marine. He currently resides in Prince William County, Virginia, where he plans to teach in the future. Michael believes himself to be a public servant at heart, and while his service in the military is over, he is excited to continue serving his community as an educator.