Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellow
Carly Clendening is the Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a Senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Political Science – Pre Law with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric. Clendening graduated from the LEAD Scholars Program at UCF. Her research interests include diplomacy, human rights and human trafficking. She has traveled to Canada and Europe and speaks conversational French. She plans to attend law school after she graduates UCF.
Lawrence J. Chastang Fellow
Branden Wyatt is the Lawrence J. Chastang Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. A Senior at the University of Central Florida, he is majoring in International and Global Studies, with a minor in Asian Studies. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and an active participant of intramural sports. His research interests include Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue graduate degree in in International Affairs. He has studied Russian, Spanish and Chinese. Wyatt has traveled to Russia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Shannon Payne is the MacArthur Scholar for the Global Perspectives Office. A Junior at UCF, she is majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Diplomacy. Payne is a member of Honors Congress and Chi Omega sorority. Her research interests include socio-cultural anthropology, human rights, feminism and international culture and politics. Upon graduation, Payne plans to pursue graduate studies in Cultural Anthropology or International Studies. An English native, Payne is conversational in French and a student of Russian, and has traveled throughout Europe.
Richard Haddock is the China-Taiwan Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. A Junior at UCF, he is majoring in Political Science-International Relations, and minoring in Asian studies and Diplomacy. He is a member of LEAD Scholars, United Nations Association at UCF, President’s Scholars and the Burnett Honors College. Haddock is also the Secretary of the International Relations Club at UCF and a Language Volunteer at the Center for Multicultural and Multilingual Studies. His research interests include rising powers, East Asian studies, world history, Latin American affairs and international law and relations. Haddock plans on post-graduate studies in either International Affairs or a law degree in International and Comparative Law. He speaks fluent Spanish and intermediate Mandarin. Haddock has traveled to Taiwan, St. Kits and Nevis and Puerto Rico.
Nicole Medina is the India Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. A Senior at UCF, she is majoring in International & Global Studies and French, with a minor in Art History. Medina is President of UCF’s chapter of Campus Peace Action. Her research interests include human rights, diplomacy and environmental sustainability. Upon graduation, Medina plans to attend graduate or law school. Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French, she has traveled to France, Kosovo, India, Monaco, and the Caribbean.
Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow
Nicholas Grandchamps is the Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a Junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a dual degree in Legal Studies and Political Science-International Relations. Grandchamps is also an intern with Change This World, a volunteer at Northland church and a Sports Official at the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. In addition to his major, some of his research interests include human trafficking awareness, global hunger, the world water crisis and theology. Upon graduation, Grandchamps plans to attend law school and pursue a graduate degree in international relations or public policy. He has traveled to Egypt, France, Greece, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico and the Bahamas. Granchamps speaks conversational French.
Nataya Pihtayanukul is the Diplomacy Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a Senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a dual degree in International and Global Studies and Spanish, with a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Some of her extracurricular activities include participation in Golden Key International, National Society of Leadership and Success , National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society. In addition to her major, Pihtayanukul’s research interests include Latin American studies, language acquisition and sociological implications of domestic/international politics. After graduating, she plans to teach English abroad and then pursue graduate studies in International Affairs/Relations. Pihtayanukul speaks Spanish and Thai, and is learning Chinese and French. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, various Caribbean Islands, Thailand, Laos and Peru.