Seniors: Class of 2018

Upon completion of their summer internship experiences, CISLA seniors return to campus to begin the final phases of the program. In their CISLA class, IS401: New Perspectives on Modern Global Society, they share their thoughts and experiences of being abroad, and reflect upon the personal discoveries they have made during their CISLA journeys.

Senior year is also when the CISLA scholar integrates his or her major, coursework, research, and internship experience into the Senior Integrative Project (SIP) in the form of an honors thesis or an independent study project.

Finally, the seniors must pass an oral proficiency examination in their foreign language of study. Upon successful completion of all of the CISLA requirements, they will be awarded CISLA certification at graduation.

Grace Berman

Major: Environmental Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Argentina
Interest for SIP: Effects of Agrochemical Usage on the Environment and Local Communities
Internship: Foundation for the Development of Sustainable Policies (FUNDEPS)

Emilia Clementi

Majors: Biology and Italian

CISLA Language: Italian
CISLA Country: Italy
Interest for SIP: Preventative Measures in the Spread Of Infectious Diseases Among the Refugee Population
Internship: Istituto Nazionale per la Promozione della Salute delle Popolazioni Migranti e il Contrasto delle Malattie della Povertà (INMP)

Dominique D'Onofrio

Major: Classical Languages

CISLA Language: Italian
CISLA Country: Italy
Interest for SIP: Illegal Antiquities Trade and Cultural Heritage Loss
Internship: Direzione Generale Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio

Maddy Dickey

Majors: Dance and Global Islamic Studies

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: Hip Hop Dance Culture in France
Internship: ARIANA MixArt

Kerry Dugandzic

Majors: Global Islamic Studies and Government

CISLA Language: Arabic
CISLA Country: Lebanon
Interest for SIP: Political and Socio-Economic Integration of Palestinian Refugees
Internship: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)

Megan Fahey

Majors: Biology and Hispanic Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: Statistical Analysis of Sports Injuries
Internship: Valencian Institute of Sports Recovery

Caroline Glass

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic
CISLA Country: Jordan
Interest for SIP: Comparative Analysis of the Regimes of Jordan and Saudi Arabia
Internship: Center for Strategic Studies

Aidan Gorrell

Majors: German

CISLA Language: German
CISLA Country: Germany
Interest for SIP: The Effectiveness of Music in Teaching Foreign Language
Internship: TonTalente

Rachel Hale

Major: East Asian Studies

CISLA Language: Mandarin
CISLA Country: China
Interest for SIP: Ethnic Minority Groups in China
Internship: Jilin University and Uyghur Human Rights Project

Carolyn Irving

Major: Behavorial Neuroscience

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Senegal
Interest for SIP: Effects of Increasing Youth Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
Internship: APCID/ JC

Anna Jardine

Majors: Sociology and French

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: French Beauty Standards and Women's Body Image
Internship: Columbia Global Center

Michelle Lee

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Rwanda
Interest for SIP: Western NGO Influences on Public Policy Since 1994
Internship: Fondation Artisans de la Paix et du Développement au Rwanda (FAPDR)

Lizzie Lewis

Majors: Gender and Women's Studies and Hispanic Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Chile
Interest for SIP: Reproductive Rights and Abortion in Chile
Internship: La Red Chilena

Jing Liang

Major: French

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Rwanda
Interest for SIP: Faith-Based Reintergration of Rwandan Genocide Survivors
Internship: Groupe Biblique Universitaire du Rwanda (GBUR)

Simon Luxemburg

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Hebrew
CISLA Country: Israel
Interest for SIP: Israeli Counter-Terrorism Efforts Against Non-State Actors
Internship: TAM-C Solutions

Marta Martinez Fernandez

Majors: International Relations and French

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest in SIP: The Impact of Terrorist Attacks on NGOs Helping Refugees
Internship: Kiron

Belinda Mullally

Major: Environmental Studies

CISLA Language: German
CISLA Country: Germany
Interest for SIP: Transition from Fossil Fuels to Green Energy
Internship: Institute for Advanced Sustainable Studies (IASS)

Julie Olesky

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Colombia
Interest for SIP: The Process of Peace Building and Memory Reconciliation in Colombia
Internship: Corporación Región

Julia Panter

Major: Slavic Studies

CISLA Language: Russian
CISLA Country: Russia
Interest for SIP: Memorializing the Gulag: Commemorating the Victims of Soviet Prison Camps
Internship: Street Art Museum

Jiho Park

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic
CISLA Country: Jordan
Interest for SIP: Human Displacement Due to Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels in the Nile Delta
Internship: Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development (ARDD)

Emma Race

Majors: English and Latin American Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Chile
Interest for SIP: Impact of Mapuche Poetry in the Indigenous Social Justice Movement
Internship: LOM Ediciones

Gabrielle Schlein

Majors: Sociology and Theater

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Senegal
Interest for SIP: The Intersections of Political Activism and Theater in West Africa
Internship: Kaddu Yaraax

Shaniqua Shaw

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: The Migration Crisis and Foreign Policy
Internship: Foundation Bayt al-Thaqafa

Kevin Thai

Major: Economics

CISLA Language: Mandarin
CISLA Country: China
Interest for SIP: Economic Analysis of the Chinese Fashion Industry

Nayla Tohme

Major: Psychology

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: Treatment of PTSD in Refugee Camps
Internship: Gynécologie San Frontières (GSF)

Connor Trapp

Major: Government

CISLA Language: Mandarin
CISLA Country: China
Interest for SIP: Pollution and Industry Expansion in Rural China
Internship: Green Camel Bell

Asa Waterworth

Major: Africana Studies

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Benin
Interest for SIP: Comprehension and Treatment of "[Dis]ability" and Disorders in a Central/ West African Context
Internship: L'Association Saint-Camille-De-Lellis

Justin Winokur

Majors: International Relations, German and French

CISLA Language: German 
CISLA Country: Germany 
Interest for SIP: Comparative Analysis of Regional Organizations as International Mediators
Internship: Institute for European Politics (IEP)

Yoldas Yildiz

Major: Biochemistry

CISLA Language: Turkish
CISLA Country: Switzerland
Interest for SIP: Bacterial Quorum Sensing and Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Internship: University of Geneva