The Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) welcomes its newest class, the Class of 2020. These sophomores begin their CISLA journeys in Spring 2018 with IS 201, "Perspectives on Modern Global Society," the gateway course.

Sophia Angele-Kuehn

Major: English

CISLA Language: German
CISLA Country: Germany
Interest for SIP: Reinventing Oneself in a Foreign Language: An Exploration of the German Writing of Foreigners

Julie Blazar

Major: Hispanic Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: Roots of Gender-Based Discrimination in Spanish Society

Scott Brauer

Major: Human Development

CISLA Language: German
CISLA Country: Germany
Interest for SIP: Societal Impacts and Pressures for Refugees Learning German in Germany

Dominique Burrows

Major: Economics

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Peru
Interest for SIP: Factors That Influence the Socioeconomic Status of Women in Peru

Christian Carr-Locke

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: The Relationship Between Contemporary French Society and the French Army in the Context of Islamist Radicalization and Terrorism

Robert Celado

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Chinese
CISLA Country: China
Interest for SIP: Decisions That Migrant Workers Make From an Economic Perspective

Isabel Darmon-Weiss

Major: Gender and Women's Studies

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Morocco
Interest for SIP: The Experiences and Nuances of Islamic Feminism in Morocco 

Abby Ferland

Majors: International Relations and Slavic Studies

CISLA Language: Russian
CISLA Country: Russia
Interest for SIP: Evolution of Social and Political Attitudes Towards Prostitution in Russia as Depicted Through Literature and Film

Addie Fishstein

Majors: Art and Psychology

CISLA Language: German
CISLA Country: Germany
Interest for SIP: Art as Therapy for Child Refugees

Elly Gluschke

Major: History

CISLA Language: Arabic
CISLA Country: Jordan
Interest for SIP: The Coexistence of Sharia Law and Modern Democracy

Jonathan Gomez-Pererra

Majors: Botany and Latin American Studies

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Peru
Interest for SIP: Effects of Climate Change on Andean Communities

Claudia Heim

Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology

CISLA Language: Italian
CISLA Country: Italy
Interest for SIP: Treatment of Physically Disabled Children Under the Italian National Healthcare System

Elizabeth Hensley

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic
CISLA Country: Jordan
Interest for SIP: National Policies That Help or Hinder Integration of Syrian Refugee Communities in Countries of Asylum

Amiansu Khanal

Majors: Economics and Government

CISLA Language: English
CISLA Country: England
Interest for SIP: The Rise of Far-Right Politics in Great Britain and its Relation to the Nation's History of Colonialism and Orientalism

Zelal Kilic

Majors: Psychology and Computer Science

CISLA Language: English
CISLA Country: South Africa
Interest for SIP: The Effects of Overuse of Technology on Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Hana Kristensen

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Argentina
Interest for SIP: The Role of Trust in the Success of Democracy in Argentina

Grace McGee

Major: Botany

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: The Importance of Botany and Archival Studies in Modern Society

Madeleine Megargee

Major: French

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: French Residents' Thoughts on Depopulation, What is Being Done, and What Needs to be Done in the Future

Esteban Melendez

Majors: Environmental Studies and Biology

CISLA Language: Italian
CISLA Country: Italy
Interest for SIP: Uses of Mushrooms for Ecological Restoration, Rethinking Construction and Design and Ameliorating World Hunger

Ibrahim Mohamed

Majors: Economics and International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic
CISLA Country: Lebanon
Interest for SIP: The Economic Contribution of Refugees in Lebanon

Cecilia Moreira

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic
CISLA Country: Lebanon
Interest for SIP: Hospitality and Business Etiquette Throughout the Middle East

Dylann Nasr

Majors: International Relations and French

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Lebanon
Interest for SIP: The Refugee Crisis in Lebanon

Conor O'Neil

Major: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

CISLA Language: Italian
CISLA Country: Italy
Interest for SIP: Analyzing the Up-and-Coming Cancer Treatments from an Italian Oncologist Perspective

Ali Plucinski

Major: Government

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: Populism in France, its Prevalence in the 2017 Election and Future Implications

Shelby Purdum

Major: English

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: France
Interest for SIP: The Role of Media in Creating French National Identity

Maryum Qasim

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Switzerland
Interest for SIP: Effects of Drone Strikes on the Life of the Common Man

Dana Rodwin

Major: Biology

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Costa Rica
Interest for SIP: The Endangerment of the Jaguar and the Manifora Tree

Ian Wallace Semon

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Russian
CISLA Country: Russia
Interest for SIP: Russian Citizens' Engagement with Financial Institutions Through the Lens of Law From Brezhnev to Putin

Hannah Staples

Majors: Biology and Sociology

CISLA Language: French
CISLA Country: Rwanda
Interest for SIP: Healthcare Accessibility in Rural Rwanda

Thea Sweet

Major: International Relations

CISLA Language: Arabic
CISLA Country: Jordan
Interest for SIP: How Religious and Spiritual Perspectives and Original Moral Thought in Jordan Have Shaped Contemporary Law

Shyanne Temple

Major: Biochemistry

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Chile
Interest for SIP: The Effects of Environmental Pollutants on Embryonic Gene Expression

Julia Thomas

Majors: Environmental Studies and Italian Studies

CISLA Language: Italian
CISLA Country: Italy
Interest for SIP: Slow Food Movement and the Effect it has on Agricultural Communities in Italy

Isis Torres Nuñez

Major: Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Spain
Interest for SIP: The Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors Involved with the Obesity Epidemic in Spain

Mikayla Waterhouse

Major: Film Studies

CISLA Language: Italian
CISLA Country: Italy
Interest for SIP: The Role of Women in Italian Cinema From World War II to Present

Meng Zhang

Major: Economics

CISLA Language: Spanish
CISLA Country: Peru
Interest for SIP: Impact of Chinese Migrants on Peruvian Economic Development