UCF Global Perspectives

=

People » 2017 Spring Fellows And Scholars

Loye, Ayomikun

Ayomikun Loye

MacArthur Scholar

Ayomikun Loye is the Spring 2017 MacArthur Scholar for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a double degree in Political Science and Legal Studies. He is a member of The Burnett Honors College and Phi Alpha Delta. His research interests include the development of third world countries, the influence of social media on human interactions and diplomacy. Upon graduation, he plans on pursing a J.D. Having moved to the U.S. from Nigeria at a very young age, Loye enjoys learning Yoruba.

 
Good, Zachary

Zachary Good

Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellow

Zachary Good is the Spring 2017 Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a sophomore in The Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida (UCF), pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Environmental Science. He is the LEAD Scholars LSA Executive Director and the Volunteer UCF Environment Director. His research interests include climate refugees, solid waste management and water conservation. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a law degree focusing in environmental law. A student of French, Good has traveled to France and South Africa.

 
Gandy, Lauren

Lauren Gandy

Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow

Lauren Gandy is the Spring 2017 Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a BS degree in Forensic Science – Biochemistry and a BA in French, with minors in Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry. She is a member of the President’s Leadership Council, the American Chemical Society and the Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society. Gandy has applied her research interests in detection of and protection from chemical weapons through previous internships with the Defense Forensic Science Center and the National Center for Forensic Science. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a doctoral degree in biochemistry. A student of French, Gandy has traveled around the U.S., and plans to travel to Montréal.

 
Gañán, Alex

Alex Gañán

Isle of Man Small Countries Fellow

Alex Gañán is the Spring 2017 Isle of Man Small Countries Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing degrees in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies, with a minor in Cinema Studies. Gañán is a member of the United Nations Association whose research interests include East Asian affairs, U.S. politics and the role of media in culture. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a career in the public or private sector. A student of Spanish, German and Russian, Gañán has traveled throughout North America, the Caribbean and Western Europe.

 
Box, Christy

Christy Box

Global Connections Scholar

Christy Box is the Spring 2017 Global Connections Scholar for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Anthropology. She is the president of the Hominids Anonymous Anthropology Society and an undergraduate researcher with RAMP, SURF, and Burnett Research Scholars. Her research interests include endangered languages, disability studies and media representations of marginalized peoples. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a PhD in Cultural Anthropology. She is a student of Latin, Italian, Spanish, German and Hebrew. Box has traveled to the UK and Ireland for research fieldwork.

 
Bello-Malabu, Abdul-Samad

Abdul-Samad Bello-Malabu

Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow

Abdul-Samad Bello-Malabu is the Spring 2017 Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a graduate student at the University of Central Florida with the DeVos Sports Business Management Program, pursuing a Master’s in Sports Business Management and a Master of Business Administration. He is a graduate assistant for The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport and volunteers with the Orlando City Foundation with Soccer for Success. His research interests include human trafficking in sports, employee exploitation in sports and athlete exploitation in sports. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a career in youth development in soccer and eventually starting a soccer academy in Nigeria. A native of Nigeria, Bello-Malabu has lived in Brazil, England and the U.S., while he has traveled to Netherlands, Belgium and France.

 
Moeller, Laura

Laura Moeller

Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellow

Laura Moeller is the Spring 2017 Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a second-year PhD student at the University of Central Florida pursuing a doctoral degree in Texts and Technology. She is a member of the Rhetoric Society of America and teaches composition in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Her research interests include digital rhetoric, service learning and activist scholarship. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in higher education. A bilingual international student from Germany, Laura has traveled throughout Australia, Europe and the United States.