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The Spring Symposium is the culminating event of the UD World Scholars Program, in which we recognize and celebrate members of our community. To graduate with World Scholar recognition, students must meet Program requirements throughout their undergraduate career, including study abroad in years one and three, residence in International House Living Learning Community, on-campus global engagement and participation in the World Scholars Spring Symposium.

For the Symposium, graduating Scholars must develop a project that allows them to draw upon their World Scholar experiences, to share their knowledge and excitement with others, and provides tangible evidence that they have met Program outcomes. From “Climate Change in Central and Eastern Europe” to “A Study and Illustration of Korean Folklore” to “Language Disparity in Healthcare,” Symposium projects reflect the diversity of academic, cultural and professional interests of members of the World Scholars community.

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The World Scholars Class of 2022 

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Jess Abrevaya

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Jess is graduating with a dual degree in Cognitive Science and Psychology and a minor in Integrated Design. In the fall of 2019, she studied in Rome, Italy and spent the fall of 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic. While abroad, she participated in community service events and completed an internship in User Experience Research. After graduation, she will be in Tel Aviv, Israel for the summer doing work in Marketing Design.

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Cate Carr   

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Cate is an International Business Studies and Marketing Major. She studied aboard in Rome, Italy, and Martinique. Cate's other involvements on campus are Women in Business, Student Alumni Ambassador, Lerner Ambassador, Resident Assistant, Delta Delta Delta, and Lerner Executive Mentor program. She will be working with JP Morgan Chase upon graduation.

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Haley Carr

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Haley is pursuing a Bachelors in International Relations with minors in Human Development & Family Studies and journalism. Upon graduation, she will work for Northeastern University as a Student Success Coordinator and live in Europe during the Fall 2022 semester while mentoring and advising freshman study abroad students! Her passion for working in higher education stemmed from my involvement in the World Scholars Program as a Program Guide, an interviewer and as a consistent volunteer on Decision Days and Orientations. From there, she began getting more involved in students affairs, becoming a Political Science/International Relations peer mentor, a Site Leader for UD's Alternative Breaks Program and a member of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. Through these leadership roles she developed the communicative, problem solving, and personable skills needed to succeed in higher education. She hopes to pursue a Master's in Student Affairs within the next few years.

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Bethany Christie

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Bethany is an Honors Three Languages Major studying Italian, German, and Russian. She studied in Rome in her freshman year. Bethany is currently in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan studying Russian through a Boren Scholarship and will be returning to the US for graduation in August. After graduation, she plans to land a job in translation to fulfill her federal service requirement, and eventually plans to pursue a long-term career in the federal intelligence community.

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Ciara Leonor Pereira Clarkin

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Ciara Leonor is a Madrid World Scholar graduating with Bachelors degrees in International Relations, and Public Policy with concentrations in Development, Latin America and also a minor in Latin American and Iberian Studies. Having taken a gap year during COVID-19 to be an Apprentice with the AmeriCorps program Public Allies, Ciara is ecstatic to be graduating in three years with so much experience. Over the past year, she has worked as a Community Engagement Intern for West Side Grows Together in Wilmington and the Student Engagement Coordinator for the World Scholars Program. Ciara is currently in the process of applying for policy analysis positions and international experiences to continue living as a global citizen.

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Matthew Joseph Cohen

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Matthew is graduating with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in American Politics, and minors in Spanish, Art, and European Studies and is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha – the Political Science Honor Society. He has spent two semesters abroad; the first in Madrid, Spain, and the second in Prague, Czech Republic. On campus he was the Chair of Study Abroad Preparation for the Delaware Diplomats program. While at UD, he held internships with CGPS and at the US State Department doing both photography and communications. Matthew is currently in the process of applying for jobs in the political communications field.

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Delaney Mariel Doran

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Delaney is a Madrid World Scholar majoring in Environmental Engineering with a focus on Water Quality and Water Resources. She will be attending Texas A&M in the fall to pursue a PhD in Ocean Engineering. She hopes to study and design nature-based coastal protection features that can be implemented in a variety of ecosystems. During her time as an undergraduate, she was an avid member of the UD Club Triathlon team and competed in many races. She also had the opportunity to work with four different engineering-related research opportunities; she is currently working in the Center for Applied Coastal Research. Delaney hopes to bring her global perspective, shaped during her experiences as a World Scholar, to her research and future career to create sustainable solutions accessible to all coastal communities.

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Marcela Dow

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Marcela majored in Spanish and Cognitive Science with a concentration in Pre-Professional Speech Pathology. This fall she will begin attending Columbia University Teachers College to receive a masters degree in order to pursue a career in Spanish-English bilingual pediatric speech-pathology. She is a McNair Scholar with research focusing on culturally responsive care approaches in speech-language pathology. Her values of cross-cultural and international mindedness were fostered as a member of the World Scholars program at UD.

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Gena Eleias

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Gena will be graduating with a Bachelor degree in Three Foreign Languages: Spanish, French, and Arabic with a minor in Global Studies. She's an Egyptian American who experienced a lot of culture variations and is fully emersed in both cultures, therefore, she wanted to expand her knowledge and love of cultures by joining the World Scholar Program. She went to Madrid, Spain her first semester in College in Fall 2018 . While her second study abroad was cancelled due to Covid-19, she used this opportunity to visit Egypt and participated in church community service. In addition, she participated in globally focused activities on campus through living in iHouse and through studying and joining Spanish, French and Arabic classes and clubs over the course of her four years. She will always remember the great experiences, connections, and relationships that she established and gained at UD. She will carry them with her through the rest of her life and her future career plans.

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Amy Frances Everhart 

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Amy is pursuing a B.A. in Music with a Music Management concentration and was part of the first World Scholars cohort to study in New Zealand (Fall 2018), followed by an intensive language program in Leipzig, Germany (Winter 2020). Amy worked in audience services for UD’s professional theatre company for 7 years and on the events crew for the School of Music, including as an assistant event manager for the UD Symphony Orchestra’s collaborative U.S. debut of the Nigerian film Cordelia. Outside of UD, Amy has interned with WSFS Bank and the Disney College Program. After graduation, she plans to continue working in live entertainment.

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Christopher Fettke von Koeckritz

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Christopher is finishing his undergraduate degree in landscape architecture. He started his studies in Madrid, commencing his interests in global conversations. After his first year in landscape architecture, he joined the Coastal Resilience Design Studio, emphasizing coastal resilience in small coastal towns in Delaware. While studying exploring relationships between the landscape and the anthropogenic practices, he found interest in the Arctic landscape. As climate change exacerbates challenges in Arctic communities, Christopher decided to continue his education in landscape architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design to focus on the Scandinavian Arctic landscape and communities.

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Katie Garner

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Katie graduated Cum Laude from the University of Delaware in December 2021, with a major in International Relations and minors in French, Journalism, and European Studies. She attended with a Presidential Scholarship and was offered membership to Phi Beta Kappa upon graduating. She spent two semesters abroad in Rome and Paris, and one winter session in Martinique. She completed two internships during her college career, at USAID and The Earful Tower. She also received the Edward H. Rosenberry Undergraduate Writing Award for a paper on immigration policy under the Trump administration.

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Faith E. Goetzke

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Faith will graduate with an honors degree in Political Science, Spanish, and Psychology. During her first semester in Madrid, she taught English and attended UN COP25. Her internship with the U.S. Embassy Botswana, research assistantships with former presidential speechwriter Aneesh Raman and the Stimson Center’s Protecting Civilians in Conflict Program, and leadership with World Scholars, the Food Recovery Network, and the Biden Institute have heavily influenced her professional goals. Faith was selected as a 2022 UD Truman Scholarship nominee and an alternate for the Portuguese Critical Language Scholarship. She hopes to research atrocity prevention at a D.C.-based organization.

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Dalia Handelman

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Dalia studied Interpersonal Communication and Jewish Studies and is passionate about Jewish community engagement, international affairs, and advocating for important issues. As a member of the World Scholars Program, she spent her first semester studying in Madrid, Spain, and her sophomore year as an active member of the International House community building networks across national and cultural boundaries, bolstered by subsequent travel to Israel, Hungary, and Italy. As a University of Delaware Summer Scholar, Dalia worked on the Jewish Historical Society’s community engagement oral history research project. She interviewed Jewish senior citizens about their life experiences, deepening her interest in Jewish history and culture. Dalia was invited to complete an independent study with Professor Roger Horowitz who supervised her Summer Scholar project. Dalia presented research, mentored students, and helped evaluate student projects. Dalia also worked as a Community Engagement intern with the University of Delaware Hillel. She was responsible for Jewish community building for students, conceived and implemented educational/developmental programs, and helped strengthen the overall Jewish community on campus. In addition, Dalia pursued her passion for advocating for important issues as Jewish Women International's program intern. She worked on projects to raise awareness of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and healthy relationships on college campuses. She designed her own event centered on policy and advocacy for women's rights. Dalia plans to purse her passions in international affairs, Jewish community engagement, women’s rights, and more.

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Community Engagement Oral History Research Project with the Jewish Community of Delaware

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David Haynes

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David (they/them) is a World Scholar graduating with a degree in English and Spanish. They traveled abroad to Spain, Panama, and Morocco. During their four years at UD, they were involved in the English Language Institute, the American Host Partner Program, and the Caesura Literary Annual. They also conducted undergraduate research on a national gun violence project with Dr. Yasser Payne. After graduation, they plan on continuing a life of travel and cultural exploration.

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Phoebe Henderson

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Phoebe is an Anthropology and International Relations double major. Her freshman year she studied abroad in Auckland, New Zealand and went abroad again her senior year to Athens, Greece. Her studies have focused on development and political economy. While her time at the University has come to its bittersweet conclusion, she is excited to take the valuable lessons and skills she learned as a World Scholar wherever the universe guides her.

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Jana Mae Huss

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Jana Mae is a Madrid World Scholar studying Elementary Teacher Education with a concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL). This year, they were a student teaching resident in the Smyrna School district working in both a second grade classroom and an ESL setting. Jana Mae is a Fulbright recipient and will be an English Teaching Assistant in Hamburg, Germany during the 2022-2023 school year. Upon returning, they hope to be an ESL specialist at an elementary school in Delaware.

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Lia Hyman

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Lia is majoring in Communication and minoring in International Business Studies. During her time at UD, she studied abroad in Rome, Italy and Paris, France and has had many internships, including ones at Amtrak and UDairy Creamery. She received the Certificato di Merito from the Consolato Generale d’Italia Filadelfia in 2021 for her excellence in the study of Italian. Lia has sat on the Public Relations Student Society of America’s executive board at UD for the past two years as Diversity Director, and upon graduation, she accepted a job at a PR firm in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Caleigh Johnson 

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Caleigh is a Communication Major with a minor in Spanish Studies. She started her World Scholars experience in Madrid, Spain where she studied at the local partner university and grew a fondness for the city. Her love of the Spanish language and the culture of the city led her to return for her second abroad. She joined the second-year World Scholars as their peer mentor. The role allowed her to share her previous experiences with new students and help guide them through the challenges of studying abroad. On campus, she is an active member of the Delaware Women’s Club Rugby team where she held the position of treasurer from her sophomore to junior year. She plans to pursue a career in Public Relations and to have her career take her outside of the U.S. one day. After graduation, she will be doing a fellowship with the MAIP program along with an internship at Archer Malmo.

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Final Project

The Comedown: The Truth of Reverse Culture Shock and the Risk of Double Dipping

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Morgan Kline-Hill

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Morgan is an Elementary Education major with a concentration in English as a Second Language. During her freshman year she studied abroad in Rome, Italy. Upon return to campus, she joined the rowing team and has been a student-athlete for 3 of her 4 undergraduate years. She hopes to teach at a school around Newark next year and stay local for now!

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Jacqueline Kluxen

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Jackie is graduating with honors degrees in Finance and Marketing, as well as minors in Business Analytics and International Business. She spent her first semester abroad at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Throughout her years at UD, Jackie has worked as a peer mentor for international students at the English Learning Institute, a teaching assistant for the Lerner College of Business and Economics, and has completed several analytics and marketing internships. Being a World Scholar has solidified Jackie’s passion for travel, and she hopes to move abroad after graduation this spring.

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Elizabeth Kukulich

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Elizabeth is a Visual Communications major and an Asian Studies minor. She spent her first semester in Rome, Italy and while life took an unexpected turn during her sophomore year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, she hopes to one day make it to London, England. In Rome, she was able to experience life abroad for the first time as well as take courses that would spark an interest in her future studies. Back in Delaware, she partnered with and became friends with students from abroad as they adjusted to campus life in their time away from home. Elizabeth has loved being a World Scholar and will always treasure her experience in the program as well as all the memories she has made along the way.

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A Study and Illustration of Korean Folklore

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Kati Long

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Kati graduated with degrees in both Psychology and Public Policy, and a minor in Political Science in February, 2022. After studying abroad with the World Scholars in New Zealand her freshman year, she discovered her passion for enacting political change on the local level. Her time as a Summer Public Policy Fellow with the Biden School of Public Policy allowed her to explore the intersection between her two majors, particularly with the relationship between housing policy and community psychology. Kati plans on entering the Behavioral Health workforce after graduation and hopes that the experience will aid her in her pursuit of a doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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Carolyn Macek

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Carolyn graduated in winter 2021 with a degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and a minor in Art History. She studied abroad in Madrid, and planned for a junior year in Scotland. As plans changed she adapted a new timeline for graduation, in order to begin her career in wildlife conservation. She has interned and been employed by Delaware State Parks, as well as UD. Currently Carolyn is a field technician on a Sika Deer occupancy project, and hopes to continue working with wildlife around the world.

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Avery Malcolm 

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Avery will be graduating with degrees in Psychology and English, as well as a minor in Global studies with language. Avery is originally from New Jersey, and studied abroad her freshman year in Rome, Italy.

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Julia Rai Massi

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Julia graduated cum laude a semester early in the top 8% of her class with a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Sciences and with minors in Global Health and Public Health. She has a specific interest in promoting equity and applying a cultural awareness lens to approach ever-changing public health challenges and deliver healthcare solutions. Julia began her undergraduate experience as a World Scholar in Madrid, Spain and was later recognized as the Honors Award-Winning Sophomore by the College of Health Sciences. Furthermore, Julia has worked as a Research Assistant for the Delaware Parent Teacher Association on their Clean Water Initiative to improve state drinking water standards. Aside from using scientific principles to improve the health of her community, Julia also approached global issues, such as climate change. During the summer of 2021, she conducted full-time research to measure the global health impacts of climate change and the need for robust adaptation measures. In recognition, she was awarded the Summer Scholars Award from the UD Undergraduate Research Program, and her findings were published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Water Resources Management and Policy. Finally, she spent her last semester as a Population Health intern working on the Mission of Well Beyond Medicine for Nemours Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, DE.

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Riley McCormick 

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Riley is graduating with a degree in Media Communication with minors in Spanish, Advertising & Enviro. Humanities. She spent her first semester in Madrid, Spain as well as subsequent study abroads in Rome/Florence, Italy and Athens, Greece. Throughout her years at UD, Riley has been a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and Delaware Diplomats. She also has completed various social media marketing internships, one being in London with Capusle Comms. Being a World Scholar has not only allowed Riley to live out her dreams of traveling and experiencing new cultures, but has given her the best friends she could ever ask for. After graduation, Riley plans to work in social media marketing in Manhattan!

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Ryan Emmet McLoughlin

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Ryan is a senior pursuing a major in International Relations with a concentration in global order and diplomacy and a specialization in Latin America. He is also studying political communication for his minor. He grew up in New Jersey and attended an NJROTC high school. In his first semester of college he spent 4 months studying political philosophy and globalism at the John Cabot University in Rome. In the Winter of his senior year, he spent two and a half weeks in Budapest studying comparative public policy at the Central European University.

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Nicole Miller

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Nicole is an Early Childhood Education major who is also pursuing Disability Studies and Art History. Nicole studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and also completed a study away program in Hawaii. While at the University of Delaware, Nicole has completed research for the Center of Research in Social Policy and hopes to pursue a career in Family Services.

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Quinn Norris

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Quinn graduated in December with a double major in Political Science and Public Policy, and now works as a Client Success Advisor for a tech company. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain in 2018, and utilized what she learned throughout her college career. In addition to class, she spent two years researching language disparity in Delaware's healthcare system with a professor.

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Ace Overton

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Ace is an International Relations Major and Economics Minor who studied abroad during their first semester in Rome. They took part in a World Scholar's Cultural trip to Morocco, where they traveled across the country speaking to different demographics of the local people to gain insight into their varying perspectives. They also participated in a Hillel Sponsored trip to Israel in order to better connect with their Jewish heritage. Through these experiences they have learned not only about the history and culture of these places, but how to navigate differences and better connect with people of different backgrounds. After graduating they plan on working in the corporate world and later pursuing a law degree.

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Final Project

How Social Skills and Perspectives Learned Abroad Can Help Prepare You for Changes at Home

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Molly Pritchett

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Molly is graduating with honors with a major in International Relations with a concentration in Diplomacy and World Order and regional specialization in the Middle East as well as two minors in Spanish and Arabic. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain at St. Louis University during her first semester freshman year in 2018 and in Morocco during the winter session of her sophomore year in 2020. Molly also participated in an Onward Israel program through the Hillel on campus where she worked abroad during the summer of 2021 for MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. Being a part of the World Scholar program has reaffirmed Molly's love for travel and working abroad, and has also reaffirmed her desire to continue work abroad or in an international field.

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Ashley Raborg

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Ashley is an Italian Major with a Spanish for Healthcare minor, pursuing a career in Medicine. Her first time abroad Ashley went to Rome, Italy, and was fortunate enough to visit Paris, France, Lisbon, Portugal, as well as the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany. Over the last three years, she has worked as a Medical Scribe in the Emergency Department and will continue to do so. Following her undergraduate experience, she plans to do a post-bac pre-med program, and wishes to attend Medical School in the next upcoming year; while she is still deciding on what specialty she would thrive in most, she knows surgery is the ultimate goal!

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Kristen Reece

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Kristen is pursuing an honors degree with distinction in International Relations with a major in German Studies and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. As a World Scholar, Kristen studied at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2018 and was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship to study Turkish virtually in 2021. At UD, Kristen conducted independent research as a Summer Scholar (2020) and Summer Fellow (2021) on issues related to international law. Following graduation, she will be a J.D. candidate at Oklahoma City University School of Law.

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Ariana Rivera Maldonado

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Ariana is a Sociology and French Studies double major. She is a native Spanish speaker and studied abroad in Madrid her freshman year. During that time, she volunteered in teaching English to Madrid community members. With those skills, in her junior year, she led a discussion section teaching about American racism to multilingual learners. After graduation, Ariana will be teaching English in Nantes, France through the TAPIF program. There she will be able to use the values she has learned as a World Scholar to immerse herself in French culture and be a global citizen.

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Eden Rose

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Eden is graduating with an Anthropology major with an Education Studies minor. She went to Rome as a freshman World Scholar in 2018. Since then she has been working as an Associate and Educator at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as well as working on-campus in the CHAD Archives where she documents historic architecture. During COVID she began learning Japanese in anticipation of applying to the JET Japan Exchange and Teaching Program after graduating, which she was accepted into as an alternate as of April 2022.

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Final Project

A Globalized Education: Anthropology, Education, And Me

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Hannah Rubin

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Hannah is a Cognitive Science major with a minor in Integrated Design. She studied abroad in Rome and Paris. In Rome she received a community service certificate from John Cabot University. While she was in Paris she interned as a UX designer for a boutique hotel booking company. She has a CX strategy job lined up for after graduation. She hopes to continue to travel and learn about different cultures.

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Anna Marin Schumeyer 

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Anna will be graduating with a BS in Cognitive Science, with a concentration in Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology, and minors in Linguistics and Global Health. She spent semesters in both Auckland and Prague. On campus, Anna received both a Summer Scholars and Fellows award for working in the UD PhonLab studying linguistic properties of under-researched African languages; Rɨpka and Medumba. Additionally, she served on the Delaware Diplomats council as chair of World Knowledge and as a Cultural Mentor for ELI. After graduation, she will continue her studies at JMU, earning a MS in Speech-Language Pathology, where she received a Graduate Assistant Position.

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Kadejra Senior 

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Kadejra is a Finance and Management Information Systems double major with a minor in International Business. During her freshman year of Fall 2018, she studied abroad in Rome, Italy. She also studied abroad during the winter session of her senior year in Paris, France.

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Issues and Discrimination Faced at the Border (Issues Within Global Immigration)

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Maddie Sizemore

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Maddie is a fourth-year World Scholar majoring in Anthropology and Political Science and minoring in History and Global Studies. She was a member of the first Auckland, NZ cohort and spent a year living in Amman, Jordan where she began learning Arabic. Maddie’s studies revolved around the policy and experiences of refugees and migrants. She conducted student-led research through the Anthropology Department studying humanitarians' response to the U.S refugee resettlement system and hopes to be published soon. Maddie’s career goal is to be a Foreign Service Officer working in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration or a UNHCR officer.

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Rachel Spruill

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Rachel is an Honors student and candidate for the Honors Degree with Distinction in Political Science, and she has minors in Chinese and Asian Studies. Rachel spent her freshman fall semester studying abroad in Rome, Italy. As a sophomore, she won the U.S. State Department's Critical Language Scholarship for Chinese. She has participated in the iBuddy Program, the American Host Partnership Program, and Mock Trial. For the Fall 2021 semester, she studied in London, England, where she worked on her senior thesis. She is now graduating a year early and preparing to apply to law school.

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Allison Srygley

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Allison is graduating with a Major in Three Language and a minor in Political and Social Justice Studies. As a World Scholar, she studied abroad in Rome, Italy and Heredia, Costa Rica.

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Final Project

French Analysis

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Nicholas Stanek

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Nick is a double major in Political Science and Communications with concentrations in Global Politics and Public Relations, respectively. He studied abroad in Rome, Italy during his first year in the program. Throughout his undergraduate career, he held executive board positions in both the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and within the Interfraternity Council. In the summer of 2021, he worked as an Equity Scholar for the YMCA of San Francisco, in partnership with the University of San Francisco, through the Biden Institute Summer Internship Program. Additionally, he also was an intern in the Court Administrator's Office in Washington County, PA. During the Fall 2021 semester, he continued to work with the Biden Institute as an intern, which led up to his early graduation at the end of the semester. Since then, he is now working full time at the Biden Institute as their Administrative Assistant. He looks forward to continuing to further his career in government and politics.

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Daniella Statia

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Daniella is an Art History and Spanish Studies double major with a minor in Museum Studies. Daniella studied abroad in Rome, Italy her first semester through the World Scholars Program. In her last year at UD, Daniella interned at Delaware Historical Society with the education department. Daniella will be attending Tulane University in the fall for a Master’s degree in Art History.

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Charlotte Swafford

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Charlotte is a Nutrition & Dietetics major with a minor in Healthcare for Spanish. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for her freshman fall, and was planning to study in Tokyo during Summer 2020. Charlotte is a dietary aide at Millcroft Senior Center and has TA'd multiple classes for 3 semesters. After graduation, Charlotte will be completing her dietetic internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and plans to test for her dietetic credentials.

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Nicole Taylor

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Nicole studied in Madrid her first semester and then Panama for winter session 2020. Since her sophomore year, Nicole has worked with the UD PhonLab, where she has assisted with many different projects. While in Spain, Nicole enjoyed volunteering to teach ESL and went on to volunteer with the ELI as a reading lab leader at UD. Nicole will graduate with a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish Studies with minors in Latin American & Iberian Studies and Cognitive Science. She will continue her studies at UD and graduate with an M.A. in Linguistics & Cognitive Science in 2023.

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Shawn Temple

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Shawn is a senior with a Bachelor’s of Science in Energy and Environmental Policy with a minor in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. He spent his first semester aboard in the lively and beautiful city of Auckland, New Zealand. His senior year he interned with UD’s Island Policy Lab before graduating in December 2021. Shawn is excited to use his degree to join the environmental sector one day.

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Final Project

Winds of the World

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James Velazquez

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James is graduating with a bachelors degree in history from the University of Delaware. In 2018, they went to Rome with the World Scholars program. They plan to get their masters and teach history as a career.

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Caitlin Velez-Muldoon

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Caitlin is graduating with a degree in International Relations with a concentration in Diplomacy and World Order and a regional specialization of Latin America along with minors in International Business Studies, History, and Politics and Social Justice. She studied abroad in Rome, Italy for her first semester. During her time at UD she interned for the UD Career Center as a Social Media and Marketing intern, The Borgen Project as a Political Affairs intern, and YWCA DE as a Racial and Social Justice intern. Her post-grad plans include working before returning to higher education.

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Maggie Walsh

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Maggie will graduate with a major in Criminal Justice. She studied abroad in Rome, Italy in the Fall of 2018. The World Scholar's Program ignited her desire to participate in the resolution of global issues within the criminal justice system. Her recent internship with Laurel House, a non-profit that advocates for and provides legal help to victims of domestic violence, provided her with invaluable training and insight into the plague of domestic violence. Her internships with the law firm DiFiore & Levin and the Montgomery County Public Defenders’ Office provided her with a knowledge and perspective of the criminal justice system. She plans to bring the skills she learned while abroad, on campus, and through her internships into her future career as a forensic psychologist.

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Kaitlyn Wegener 

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Kaitlyn is a soon to be 2022 World Scholar graduate and will be graduating with a major in Psychology, along with two minors in Art and Global Studies with a Language. Kaitlyn went abroad to Spain her first semester and has participated in many on campus organizations such as Epsilon Eta Mu Environmental Fraternity, Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority, and University of Delaware Alternative Breaks (UDAB). In her senior year Kaitlyn was the Treasurer of Gamma Sigma Sigma and was a Site Leader for UDAB. Kaitlyn has interned for nonprofit organizations such as Paper Bridges, DMAX Foundation, and Glocal Service Partners. After graduation, Kaitlyn hopes to work for a nonprofit organization and get her masters in Art Education.

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Anna E. Wildman

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Anna is a graduating senior majoring in Spanish Studies with Intensive Portuguese and minors in Arabic and Political Science. In her first semester as a World Scholar, Anna studied abroad in Rome, Italy, and spent a winter in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2020. Throughout her time at UD, Anna interned at Yumlish in her junior year as a translation specialist and served as the Student Recruitment Coordinator for the WSP during her senior year. She hopes to move forward with a career in language services and study abroad coordination.

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2021 Spring Symposium

Watch the 2021 event, which featured keynote speaker Lakia Poole, 
Regional Recruiter, Peace Corps and Retired Peace Corps Volunteer, Eswatini, 2016-2019.

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