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People » 2010 Summer Interns

Breuer, Astrid

Astrid Breuer

Intern

Astrid Breuer is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, she is majoring in International and Global Studies and French, with a minor in Hospitality Management. She will serve as 2010-2011 president of the UCF chapter of the National French Honor Society. Her research interests include environmental issues and the European Union. Upon graduation, Breuer plans to pursue a graduate degree in either international relations or European studies. A native of Paraguay, she speaks Spanish and French, and has traveled throughout Europe.

 
Capizzano, Maria Lucrecia

Maria Lucrecia Capizzano

Senior Intern

Maria Lucrecia Capizzano is a senior intern for the Global Perspectives Office, as well as an assistant to the Director. A junior at Rollins College, she is majoring in International Affairs, with a minor in Economics. She serves on the Honors Council at Rollins. Her research interests include Latin American politics and diplomacy. Upon graduation, Capizzano plans to pursue a graduate degree in international relations and, later, a career in diplomacy. A native of Argentina, she is fluent in Spanish, is studying French, and has traveled extensively in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

 
Cruz, Nicole

Nicole Cruz

Intern

Nicole Cruz is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office.  A junior at UCF, she is majoring in Biology and Spanish, with a minor in English Literature. She serves as a 4Ever Knights Ambassador for the UCF Student Alumni Association. Her research interests include human rights, human trafficking and Latin American culture. Upon graduation, Cruz plans to attend medical school to pursue a career in ophthalmology. She speaks conversational Spanish and has traveled to Puerto Rico.

 
Dhillon, Aamna

Aamna Dhillon

Intern

Aamna Dhillon is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is entering her senior year as an international baccalaureate student at Seminole High School. A member of the National Honor Society and the Model United Nations, Dhillon conducts research on organic solar cells at UCF’s Nanoscience and Technology Center. Upon graduation, she plans to attend college. Fluent in Spanish and proficient in Hindi and Punjabi, she has traveled to India, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Australia and Canada.

 
Mohan, Smiti

Smiti Mohan

Intern

Smiti Mohan is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is entering her senior year at Trinity Preparatory School. Mohan is a member of the Debate Team, Student Council, Student Newspaper and the Trinity Literary Society. Upon graduation, she plans to attend college to study international business. Mohan is fluent in Hindi and proficient in Latin. She has traveled to India, Switzerland, France, England, Italy, Greece and Canada.

 
Patulot, Carmel

Carmel Patulot

Intern

Carmel Patulot is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, she is majoring in International Economics. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Her research interests include the politics and economics of Southeast Asia and Latin America, as well as global trade policy. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue graduate degrees in developmental studies and public policy. Patulot is fluent in Tagalog and  Chabacano, proficient in Spanish, and plans to study Portuguese. She has traveled to Spain and the Philippines.

 
Swaby, Gabrielle

Gabrielle Swaby

Intern

Gabrielle Swaby is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A junior at UCF, she is majoring in French and Environmental Studies, with a minor in International and Global Studies. She is the SGA Relations Director for the UCF Multicultural Student Center. Her research interests include European culture and Caribbean history. Upon graduation, Swaby plans to pursue a graduate degree in international relations and hopes to work for the United Nations Environment Program. She speaks conversational French, grew up in Jamaica, and has traveled to Trinidad and Barbados.