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Sarkar, Mohenna

Mohenna Sarkar


Mohenna Sarkar is an intern in the Global Perspectives Office. She is a sophomore at Haverford College, majoring in Political Science and Environmental Science with a minor in East Asian Studies. She is an active member of Amnesty International and her college’s student government. Her research interests are in environmental sustainability and international political theory and after graduation she intends to further her education by attending law school. Born in India, Sarkar has also lived in the Middle East before moving to the United States. Along with her native languages of Bengali and Hindi, she is also conversational in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

Feldman, Brooke

Brooke Feldman


Brooke Feldman is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office; she researches Israeli/Palestinian Relations. Feldman’s interests range from the impact of globalization on indigenous cultures to environmental degradation. She is completing her senior year Trinity Preparatory School. Upon graduatoin, Brooke plans to study anthropology and international relations in college. She has studied abroad in Israel and spent a summer teaching in a small Costa Rican village. Feldman, a native to Central Florida, speaks conversational Spanish.

Yu, Shelly

Shelly Yu


Shelly Yu is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is in her third year at the University of Central Florida pursuing a double major in Political Science (International Relations track) and Social Work. Her areas of interest include development theories, human rights and welfare systems. Her Honors in the Major Thesis explores the relationship between culture and development, with an emphasis on the African states of Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and Guinea Bissau. She is involved in the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity for community service. She speaks fluent Chinese and has been to Taiwan.

Torres, Briannie

Briannie Torres


Briannie Torres is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a graduate of UCF with a B.S. in Business Administration – Marketing. She is currently pursing a Master’s degree in Business Administration at UCF. Briannie has traveled throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, and the United States. She is co-owner of a student-based travel company that provides educational and missionary trips abroad for high school and college student. She was born in Puerto Rico and speaks fluent Spanish. Briannie has been studying French and Romanian for most of her college career.

Williams, Erin

Erin Williams


Erin Williams is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at UCF, pursuing a B.A. in Political Science (American Politics and Policy track) with minors in Women’s Studies and Sociology. She is interested in the impact of globalization on women around the world. Erin is a consultant at the University Writing Center, a facilitator for the Young Women Leaders Mentor Program, and is currently researching college women’s civic engagement for her Honors in the Major thesis. After graduation, she will pursue an M.A. in Women’s and Gender studies. Erin was born in Canada and has traveled to Switzerland and France.

Siddiqui, Tazeen F.

Tazeen F. Siddiqui

Global Fellow

Tazeen F. Siddiqui is a Global Fellow, under the auspices of the Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellows Program at the University of Central Florida, for the Global Perspectives Office and the Diplomacy Program. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on the economic viability and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Her work in this field allowed her to originate and lead the first university-wide HealthyUCF campaign on the MDGs. Tazeen holds a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Microbiology, as well as an M.B.A., both from the University of Central Florida. Tazeen completed both degrees within three and a half years.