Ariel Dansky is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, she is majoring in Political Science, with an emphasis on Comparative Politics, and minoring in Women’s Studies and Psychology (with plans to add Spanish). She is active in UCF College Democrats and a Big Sister in the Young Women Leaders Program. Her research interests include the Middle East, women and globalization, and development in Africa and the Islamic world. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a joint Master’s/Law degree, and then work for the U.S. Foreign Service. Proficient in Spanish and conversational in Hebrew, Dansky has traveled to England, Hungary, Poland, Spain and Israel.
Kelsey Formel is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A junior at UCF, she is majoring in Political Science, with an emphasis on International and Global Studies, and minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. She is a member of the UCF Chapter of Amnesty International and the UCF Model United Nations. Her research interests include Middle Eastern and environmental issues. Upon graduation, Formel plans to join Americorp, then pursue a graduate degree in international affairs. Formel is fluent in Spanish and plans to learn Arabic. She has traveled to Panama, Belize, Greece, the Czech Republic, Germany and Spain.
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Maria M. Giraldo is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at Rollins College, majoring in International Affairs, with a minor in Business Administration. Her research interests include the politics of Latin America, human behavior and the study of war. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and work in the area of international development assistance. A native of Colombia, Giraldo is fluent in Spanish and has traveled to Mexico, Colombia, Spain, France and Belgium.
Meldin Graziani is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a graduate student at the University of Central Florida, pursuing an M.A. in Political Science with an emphasis on International Studies. She has a B.S. in Legal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. Her research interests include the European Union and the Middle East. Graziani plans to pursue a doctoral degree in International Relations. Fluent in Spanish, she has studied French and Mandarin, and traveled to Turkey, Mexico and throughout Europe.
Susana Molina is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at UCF, majoring in Political Science, International Studies track, with a minor in Latin American Studies. Molina is a research assistant and translator for the project PeruVine/PeruDigital, and participated in the Caracas Model United Nations. Her research interests include Latin American politics, as well as economic and social development. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s in International Business. A native of Venezuela, Molina has also lived in Norway and traveled to Argentina, Peru and throughout Europe. She is fluent in Spanish and is currently studying French.
Candace Owen is a senior intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a graduate student at UCF, pursuing an M.A. in Political Science, with an emphasis on International Studies. She has a B.A. in Political Science & International Relations from UCF. From 2007 to 2008, Owen participated in the AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America program. Her research interests are human rights, human trafficking, and sustainable global economic development. She plans to pursue a doctorate in International Relations. Owen is studying French and has traveled to Italy.
Madeline Wahl is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a junior at UCF, pursuing a double major in Advertising/Public Relations and English/Creative Writing, with a minor in Psychology. Wahl has interned for several organizations, including the Orlando Health Foundation, A Gift For Teaching, ProductionHUB and the Festival of Orchestras. She is also involved with the Young Women Leaders’ Program and QUOTES, the advertising and public relations club at UCF. Her research interests include international relations, specifically within Europe. Upon graduation, Wahl plans to attend graduate school. She has studied Spanish and Italian, and traveled to Israel.