Shaun McDonough is a Fall 2016 Intern for the Global Perspectives office. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies and Economics. He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success and UCF’s Toastmasters club. His research interests include terrorism and peace studies, economic development and Latin American studies. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing graduate school. A student of Spanish, McDonough recently spent last fall studying and working in Mexico, and has traveled across Western Europe.
Alea Ortiguerra is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in International and Global Studies, with minors in Asian Studies and Multicultural Anthropology. She is a member of the United Nations Association and the International Relations Club. Her research interests include East Asia, gender equality and human rights. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career working to resolve international issues. A student of Japanese and Spanish, Ortiguerra has traveled to Iceland, Australia, Denmark, Germany and Vietnam.