- Research assistantships with Professor Daniel Ziblatt and John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow Alexander Horn
- Internship: WZB Berlin Social Science Center (Transformations of Democracy Unit)
- Secondary Field in European History, Politics, and Societies (EHPS)
- Senior Thesis Grant for his project "An Invisible Wall: Reasons for the Political Divide Between Eastern and Western Germany."
Florian will start a Master's in International Affairs at the Hertie School in Berlin.