Entered Fall 2012
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Samantha Bailey: Samantha graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth in 2012 with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology and minor in Religious Studies. Her interest in Global Studies took root during her study abroad in Morocco. Since then, she has interned in Washington D.C. with Migration and Refugee Services and Shanghai, China with ChinaCast Education. Having completed her undergraduate thesis on the perceptions of Muslim women in the U.S., she has turned her interest towards the roles of women in developing countries. She hopes one day to work in International Development, specifically on programs which empower women and children through education.
Sarah Becker: Sarah graduated from Boston University in 2010 with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Spanish. She spent six months interning at United Planet, a non-profit in Boston, before moving to Colombia to teach English. She is interested in Latin America, as well as culture and the effects of globalization on culture.
Adele Broberg: Adele graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2011 with a degree in Global Studies, French and Gender and Sexuality Studies. An active feminist, she served as House Coordinator for the Women's Resource Center at St. Lawrence University for a year and a half. While studying abroad in India in 2009, she was drawn to the strong sense of community and solidarity among rural Indian women and hopes to further explore this region and its people in her graduate studies. She recently completed a position as Project Intern at the Massachusetts National Organization for Women. Her interests lie in women and international development, specifically international community building through micro-loans to female entrepreneurs.
Sasha Gerhardson: Sasha graduated from Clark University in 2010 with a BA degree in Global Environmental Studies and recently completed a Graduate Certificate program in International Relations at Salve Regina University. Currently, Sasha is working in the Communications department of Plan International USA, an international development agency that is based in Rhode Island. Her prior internships include a position as a Virtual Student Foreign Service e-intern with the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney, as well as summer internships with USAID, the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe and the Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria. At Brandeis, Sasha is interested in studying how the forces of globalization affect the condition of human rights in developing countries.
Esther Jack: Esther graduated from the University of Jos in Nigeria in 2004 with a B.A. in English and Linguistics. She started teaching in a secondary school in 2005 and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Teachers Institute Kaduna in 2007. She continued to teach secondary students until July 2o12 when she resigned from her job as a teacher to go back to the classroom for Brandeis' M.A. in Global Studies.
Wanbo Li: Wanbo graduated from Fitchburg State University in May 2011 with a degree in Communications and Media. He is a member of Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association Honor Society, a member of National Communication Association and a CMM (Coordinated Management of Meanings) associate at the CMM Institute. Before coming to Brandeis, he did an internship at Avid Technology and worked for Bose Corporation. He will be focusing his graduate work on Global Communications, Global Economy, Human Rights and International Development.
Aeisha Lima: Aeisha graduated with a BA in both Health: Science, Society, and Policy and African and Afro-American Studies from Brandeis University in May 2012. Her passion for Global Studies, in particular Global Health, stems from the family that she has all over the world. She has a particularly strong interest in Cape Verde, where much of her family still resides. Through the program, she hopes to learn the tools to help improve the poor health infrastructures in Cape Verde.
Phaedra Mangan: Phaedra Mangan graduated with a B.A. in International Studies and Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her passion for global studies began. After graduating, she lived in Málaga, Spain where she taught as a North American Language and Culture Assistant. Upon her return, she interned with the World Trade Center of New Orleans. Phaedra's travels developed her strong interest in globalization and its influence on culture, specifically the effects seen in Hispanic regions. She plans to apply her education and experience to an international organization which diplomatically promotes social, economic, and cultural development.
Chelsea Norman: Chelsea received a B.A. in Global Studies from Middle Tennessee State University with minors in French and Health Education. Her study abroad and service learning experiences in Tanzania, France, and Senegal sparked her interest in international relations and African health systems. Chelsea’s research background began during her time in the McNair Scholars Program and continued throughout her stint with the Peace Corps. Her previous and current research focuses on the relationship between Charismatic Christianity and health policy in Africa. Chelsea is interested in learning more about health systems in West Africa, approaches to sustainable international development, and the role of religion in determining health policies.
Sheryl Seller: Sheryl graduated from Brandeis University in May 2011 with degrees in International and Global Studies and Hispanic studies, along with minors in Business and Economics. As an undergraduate, her studies focused on global development, Spanish language and literature, and global marketing. She interned at the Waltham Recycling and Energy Efficiency Department, participated and gave talks in English as a Second Language classes, and did marketing research for a high-end fitness club in Boston. Her ideal focus in the Global Studies Program will be in the field of immigration. She would like to concentrate on the area along the Mexican/U.S. border and how this immigration effects political, social, and economic development in Latin America and the United States. She would like to apply her knowledge to international business development.
Abigail Steinberg: Abigail graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University in 2012 with a degree in International and Global Studies and a minor in Social Justice and Social Policy. She has worked in international development and social impact ventures. Her interest in global studies has led her to intern in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Digital Divide Data, a social enterprise aimed at poverty alleviation. She has interned in Cape Town, South Africa for a Global Social Stock Exchange (GSIX), in London, England for a Member of Parliament, and in San Carlos, Costa Rica for the Amuraci Women’s Project. While living in the mountains of Dharamshala, India, she taught English to monks and nuns. She plans to work in international sustainable development.
Aneil Tripathy: Aneil graduated from Brandeis University in 2012 with a degree in Anthropology. He has always been interested in Global Studies, having family in the United States, India, and around the world. As an undergraduate, Aneil spent his junior year abroad at the London School of Economics, where he had the opportunities to study anthropology in the British system, run a radio show relating to anthropological issues, and explore Europe during breaks. The summer before joining the Global Studies program, Aneil interned with the NGO Ekjut, located in Jharkhand, India. His time there alerted him to issues facing development initiatives as well as the Self Help Group movement in India. Through the Global Studies Masters program, Aneil hopes to study in depth the consequences of microfinance, as well as current environmental issues facing global society.
David Young: David graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 2011 with a B.A. in history and minor in Political Science. Between graduating from Loyola and entering the Global Studies program, David interned in his congressman’s office in Washington D.C. and worked on the campaign to legalize same sex marriage in his home state of Maine. His interest in Global Studies stems from his mission work in Honduras and keeping up with current events in the Middle East. He is interested in Latin American and Middle Eastern cultures.
Entered Fall 2011
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Dianna Cincotta: Dianna graduated from Brandeis in May 2011 with a degree in American Studies and has a strong interest in Communication and Media.
Julia Mouk: Julia graduated from Brandeis University in 2011 with a degree in International and Global Studies and a minor in History. During her senior year, she also completed an internship with Jobs with Justice, assisting in their Global Justice division. She will be focusing her work on Global Health and International Development, particularly on the effects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. This summer, she plans to use the tools she has acquired from Brandeis while working in an adolescent HIV clinic in Cape Town and an adult clinic in Soweto.
Emanuel Moss: Emanuel graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Anthropology. He has also studied GIS at Penn State University and International Development and Social Change at Clark University. He has worked in environmental consulting as an Archaeologist and GIS Analyst and has also worked professionally as a photographer, tour manager, and live sound engineer. Most recently, he completed a research project in the Republic of Macedonia on sustainable tourism development. Having traveled extensively both domestically and internationally, he is currently interested in the global dimensions of heritage, sustainable tourism, and international development.
Adrienne Roach: Adrienne graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on World Politics. As an undergraduate student, she studied abroad in the UK, served as the Vice President of the campus chapter of Amnesty International, and served as the Inter-Governmental Relations Director of the Student Senate. After graduation, she worked on a number of political and issue related campaigns. She most recently served as former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold’s Deputy Field Director and served as the Principal Executive Assistant for the current Milwaukee County Executive. While working in politics she continued her education by studying the Arabic language and has a strong interest in gender issues and the Middle East. At Brandeis, she plans to continue studying international institutions and politics, U.S. foreign policy, and human rights.
Charles Radin: Charlie is currently the Director of Global Communications and Operations at Brandeis. Before coming to work at Brandeis, he was a national and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe (1974-2006). He was the Tokyo Bureau Chief in the mid-1990s and the Middle East Bureau Chief from 2001 to 2005. Charlie studied at the University of Missouri (Columbia) and graduated from the Boston University School of Communication with a degree in journalism and a minor in East Asian studies.