Paula Ferreira is an Intern for the Global Perspectives Office and Diplomacy Program. She is a senior at Rollins College pursuing a B.A. in International Affairs. Her areas of interest are Middle Eastern politics and culture. She plans to travel to the Middle East in the near future. She is a native of Brazil with an Italian background and speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and some Italian. She has traveled throughout Europe, the United States and Latin America. In addition, Paula has been a resident of Central Florida for 12 years and plans to continue on to Law school after her graduation.
Kelsey Wohlman is an Intern for the Global Perspectives Department and Diplomacy Program. She is a senior at UCF pursuing a B.A. in Political Science, International Studies with a dual minor in Middle Eastern Studies and Psychology. International travel and culture are particular areas of interest to her. After spending the last summer interning in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. State Department, she has decided to pursue a career with the Foreign Service after graduation in December. She has lived throughout the United States, as well as in England, the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia.
Gaston Blanchet is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office and Diplomacy Program. Gaston is a Junior at UCF, pursuing a B.A. in Management. During his senior year, he plans to pursue a yearlong International Business exchange program in France.Gaston is fluent in Spanish, conversational in German, and is currently learning Mandarin. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue an M.B.A in Shanghai, China. Gaston was born in Buenos Aires, and grew up in Vienna, Austria, before moving to the States.
Chelsea Smith is a high-school intern for the Global Perspectives Office and Diplomacy Program. She is a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Seminole High School and, upon graduation, plans to study international business. She has traveled throughout Europe and the United States. A Central Florida native, she speaks Spanish.
Stephanie Pavolini is a Global Fellow, under the auspices of the Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellows Program at the University of Central Florida, for the Global Perspective Office and the Diplomacy Program. She was previously an intern and a Global Connections Scholar. Pavolini is pursuing a B.A. in Political Science–International Relations, with a minor in Latin American Studies, at UCF. Her research interests include Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as human trafficking. Born in San Cristobal, Venezuela, she is fluent in Spanish.