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
SIP: Anti-Agrochemical Movements in Argentina
Internship: Foundation for the Development of Sustainable Policies (FUNDEPS)
Location: Córdoba, Argentina

Emilia Clementi

Majors: Italian Studies and Cellular and Molecular Biology

CISLA Language: Italian
SIP: Migrants in Rome: A Case Study of the Public Health Risks Migrants Face Upon Entry into Italy
Internship: The National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty (INMP)
Location: Rome, Italy

Dominique D'Onofrio

Majors: Classics and Italian Studies

CISLA Language: Italian
SIP: Combatting the Illicit Transnational Trade in Antiquities
Internship: Direzione Generale Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio
Location: Rome, Italy

Maddy Dickey

Majors: Dance and Global Islamic Studies

CISLA Language: French
SIP: Urban Art and Citizenship in Modern Day France
Internship: ARIANA Mix'Art
Location: Paris, France

Kerry Dugandzic

Majors: Global Islamic Studies and Government

CISLA Language: Arabic
SIP: The Politics of Neutrality: United Nations Relief and Works Agency's Palestinian Refugee Employees
Internship: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Programme Support Office
Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Megan Fahey

Majors: Biology and Hispanic Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
SIP: Globalization and the Development of Sports Medicine in Spain
Internship: Valencian Institute of Sports Recovery and Levante UD
Location: Valencia, Spain

Caroline Glass

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic
SIP: Theory of State Creation, Regime Building and Lack of Democratization in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iran
Internship: Center for Strategic Studies
Location: Amman, Jordan

Aidan Gorrell

Major: Music

CISLA Language: German
SIP: Music as a Tool to Teach Foreign Language
Internship: TonTalente
Location: Lübeck, Germany

Rachel Hale

Majors: East Asian Studies and History

CISLA Language: Chinese
SIP: Terrorist Versus Freedom Fighter: Uyghurs and the Colonial Legacy in Contemporary Xinjiang
Internship: Jilin University and Uyghur Human Rights Project
Location: Changchun City, China and Washington, D.C.

Carolyn Irving

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

CISLA Language: French
SIP: Effects of Enriched Environment on Addiction and Analysis of the Activation of the Brain's Reward System
Internship: L'Hôpital de Jour d'Addictologie et Psychiatrie
Location: Paris, France

Anna Jardine

Major: Sociology

CISLA Language: French
SIP: Perceptions of Violence Against Women in France
Internship: Columbia Global Center and La Maison des Femmes
Location: Paris, France

Michelle Lee

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: French
SIP: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in United Nations Peacekeeping
Internship: Fondation Artisans de la Paix et du Développement au Rwanda (FAPDR)
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Lizzie Lewis

Majors: Gender and Women's Studies and Hispanic Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
SIP: The Denial of the Right to Choose: The Effects of State Violence on the Lives of Chilean Women
Internship: La Red Chilena Contra la Violencia Hacia las Mujeres
Location: Santiago, Chile

Jing Liang

Majors: French and Classics

CISLA Language: French
SIP: Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Internship: Groupes Bibliques Universitaires du Rwanda (GBUR)
Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Simon Luxemburg

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Hebrew
SIP: Counter Terrorism Measures Against Non-State Actors in the Middle East
Internship: TAM-C Solutions
Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Marta Martinez Fernandez

Majors: International Relations and French

CISLA Language: French
SIP: NGOs' Impact on Security Policy in France
Internship: Kiron France
Location: Paris, France

Belinda Mullally

Major: Environmental Studies

CISLA Language: German
SIP: Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy
Internship: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
Location: Potsdam, Germany

Julie Olesky

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Spanish
SIP: The Impact of National Versus International NGOs on the Colombian Peace Process
Internship: Corporación Región
Location: Medellin, Colombia

Julia Panter

Major: Slavic Studies

CISLA Language: Russian
SIP: Museum Memorialization of Victims of the Gulag
Internship: Street Art Museum
Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

Jiho Park

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic
SIP: Construction of the National Narrative in Egypt Under Mubarak and Sisi
Internship: Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)
Location: Amman, Jordan

Emma Race

Majors: English and Latin American Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
SIP: Writing Social Justice: Building Power Through Narrative
Internship: LOM Ediciones
Location: Santiago, Chile

Gabrielle Schlein

Major: Theater

CISLA Language: French
SIP: The Politics Behind Senegalese Street Theatre
Internship: Kaddu Yaraax
Location: Dakar, Senegal

Shaniqua Shaw

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Spanish
SIP: NGOs' Function as a Bureaucratic Intermediary in Implementing Immigration Policies
Internship: Foundation Bayt al-Thaqafa
Location: Barcelona, Spain

Kevin Thai

Major: Economics

CISLA Language: Chinese
SIP: The Chinese Middle-Class Luxury Consumption and its Effect on the Economy
Internship: Paper Stone Scissors and MCM Worldwide
Location: Shanghai, China

Nayla Tohme

Major: Psychology

CISLA Language: French
SIP: Cultural Sensitivity Between French Midwives and Refugees
Internship: Gynecology Without Borders (GSF)
Location: Dunkirk, France

Connor Trapp

Major: Government

CISLA Language: Chinese
SIP: Environmental Challenges to Livelihood and Identity of Tibetan Grassland Herdsmen
Internship: Green Camel Bell
Location: Lanzhou, China

Asa Waterworth

Majors: Africana Studies and French

CISLA Language: French
SIP: Conflicting Discourses on Mental Illness in Sub-Saharan Africa
Internship: Metabiota
Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Justin Winokur

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: German 
SIP: Before the Peace: Ceasefire Durability in European Ethnic Conflicts
Internship: Institute for European Politics (IEP)
Location: Berlin, Germany

Yoldas Yildiz

Majors: Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology

CISLA Language: English
SIP: Analyzing Protein Kinases to Improve Our Understanding of Developmental Diseases
Internship: University of Geneva
Location: Geneva, Switzerland