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Entered Fall 2013

Laurel Benoit: Laurel graduated from Brandeis University in 2013 with degrees in Anthropology and African and Afro-American Studies. Before coming to Brandeis, she lived on the Caribbean island of Grenada, where her interest in global relationships and the process of globalization began. As an undergraduate, Laurel studied anthropological research methods and became interested in the social, cultural, and historical issues related to Africa and people of African descent. Through the Global Studies Master's program, she plans to further explore her undergraduate research, concentrating on how globalization affects culture and life in developing countries, particularly as it relates to ideas surrounding gender.


Tamara Chung: Tamara Chung holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Economics and a Master’s in Applied Linguistic and Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University. She is interested in globalization, migration, and issues of identity.


Elizabeth Verrill: Elizabeth graduated from Manhattanville College in 2008 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Asian Studies. Elizabeth has had a passion for traveling and languages for most of her life, and is especially interested in the globalization of the English language – from its earliest utterance in ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, to its 21st century effects on developed and developing nations. After graduating, Elizabeth plans to continue traveling the world and studying the interaction of cultures and languages.


Entered Fall 2012

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.


Phaedra Mangan: Phaedra 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.


Entered Fall 2011

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. 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.


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.