Photo Credit: Abbigail Harkness
by CAS Wed, 01/27/2021 - 10:27

Majors: Global Studies
Minors: French, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Favorite book and why
"I am Malala" is probably my favorite book. I think it touches an array of topics beautifully such as injustice and discrimination that women and people face everywhere every day.

Favorite movie and why
Ferris Beuller's Day Off for sure! It is such a funny light hearted movie and I think the humor in it is unmatched.

Why Global Studies?
I chose Global Studies because I love how interdisciplinary it is. I wanted a major which I could specialize in exactly what I want, and focus on my interests.

I also chose to minor in French and Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs (HRHA) to better specialize my major. I want to be able to connect with a larger group of people around the world, in order to this I chose my minor in French. As for HRHA, I am focusing on Human Rights and Identity for my core themes of my major, and this minor only adds to my learning and adds more depth into my desired field!

If I could major in Human Rights I would, but being a Global Studies major only adds to what I am getting out of UNL. I am able to get a more worldly perspective and add more interests to my major.

One of my favorite classes that I have taken here at UNL so far is the Refugees, Displaced Persons, and Immigrants, I loved this class because I was able to learn so much that I didn't know about what is happening around the world every day and learn about individuals experiences around the globe.

Extra-Curricular Involvement
I plan on studying abroad this summer (covid allow) in Paris for a language intensive course!

What are you post-graduation plans?
After graduation I have so many plans and no idea which order they will go! I hope to partake in the TAPF program in France, and plan on moving to Europe to travel and work. I also want to join the Peace Corps and maybe get a Master's in Human Right and Democratization. After all is said and done, I want to work for an NGO or a non-profit of some sort!