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People » 2017 Spring Fellows And Scholars

Udani, Catalina

Catalina Udani

India Fellow

Catalina Udani is the Spring 2017 India Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Human Communication, with minors in Intelligence and National Security and Computer Science. She is a member of the UCF Ethics Bowl Team and the Tae Kwon Do Team. Her research interests include South Asian technological and economic growth and its international consequences. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a graduate degree in National Security with a focus in intelligence ethics. A student of German and Filipino, Udani has traveled throughout Europe, East and Southeast Asia.

 
Ruchser, Jamie

Jamie Ruchser

China-Taiwan Cross Strait Fellow

Jamie Ruchser is the Spring 2017 China-Taiwan Cross Strait Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with minors in Spanish and French. She is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society and a cast member at Walt Disney World. Her research interests include the Middle East and linguistics. Upon graduation, she plans on working with the Peace Corps. A student of Spanish and French, Ruchser has traveled to the Caribbean and Europe.

 
Lucien, Cherly

Cherly Lucien

Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy Fellow

Cherly Lucien is the Spring 2017 Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science – International Relations with a certificate in Victim Advocacy. She is a member of the UCF Homecoming Executive Board and the Student Conduct Review Board. Her research interests include diplomacy studies, human rights and immigration. Upon graduation, she plans to attend law school to specialize in international and human rights and immigration law. Bilingual in French and English, Lucien has traveled throughout Haiti and the United States.

 
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.