Maria Daniela Blanchet
Maria Daniela Blanchet is a Global Fellow, under the auspices of the Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellows Program at the University of Central Florida, for the Global Perspectives Office and the Diplomacy Program. She is currently a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science and Arts in Economics, with minors in Hospitality and International Business. She served as the Senior Co-Executive Director of the LEAD Scholars Program and as a member of the President’s Leadership Council. Blanchet also holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the ICN Business School of Nancy, France, where she studied abroad for over a year. She recently completed an internship at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and is looking to continuing her involvement with institutions that conduct research on topics such as Globalization. Blanchet was born in Zurich, Switzerland, raised in Austria and the United States, and is a citizen of Argentina. She is fluent in Spanish, has a good knowledge of French, and is conversational in German.
India Program Fellow
Ross Harrison is the India Program Fellow, under the auspices of The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, for the Global Perspectives Office and The India Program at the University of Central Florida. He is currently a junior, majoring in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, with minors in Chemistry and Sociology. Harrison was very involved last semester in encouraging political participation among students at UCF and throughout the Central Florida Community as a member of the UCF College Democrats and Knights for Change. He has also participated in the Ethics Bowl at UCF, and represented the university at a regional competition. Harrison was also previous member of the Honors Congress. His research interests on international issues include the politics of India and the Middle East. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue an M.D. and Ph.D. and study Immunology or Infectious Disease at the molecular level. Harrison has is a background in Latin and is studying French. He is a native of Canada and has traveled to Germany, France, India and throughout the Caribbean.