Marco Funk is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, he is majoring in Political Science, International Relations and Comparative Politics track. He is a member of the UCF chapter of the United Nations Association. His research interests include European integration and U.S. foreign policy. Upon graduation, he plans graduate studies in either international relations or European politics. Funk speaks German and Italian, and is studying French. He has traveled to Brazil, Hong Kong, Macau and Europe.
Ashley Zohar is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, she is majoring in Legal Studies. Her research interests include globalization, women’s rights, human rights, environmentalism and culture studies. Upon graduation, she plans to attend law school to study international law. Zohar is conversational in Hungarian and French, and understands some Hebrew. She lived in Budapest, Hungary, for ten years, and has traveled to Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Haiti, Israel and throughout Europe.
Carly Talbott is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A junior at UCF, she is majoring in Political Science, with an emphasis on International Relations and Comparative Politics, and minoring in Hospitality Management and Mass Communications. Her research interests include the environment and global climate change, human rights, and women’s rights. Upon graduation, Talbott plans to study law or pursue graduate studies in political reporting. She has traveled widely in Europe, including France, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium and Austria.
Fedorah Philippeaux is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A sophomore at UCF, she is pursuing a double major in Molecular Biology/Microbiology and Engineering, with a minor in Political Science. Her research interests include European and Latin American politics, revolution and political violence and Western European history. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue doctoral and medical degrees, focusing on biomedical engineering. Philippeaux is fluent in Spanish, French and Creole, conversational in Dutch and plans to study Arabic. She has traveled to Haiti, Canada and throughout Europe.
Naomi Parks is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. A junior at UCF, she is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on Public Affairs & Commerce, with a minor in Psychology. She is also pursuing a Certificate in Leadership Studies. Parks’ research interests include human rights issues, specifically religious freedom and women’s rights, Asian studies, and peace studies. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in international relations. Parks is studying Japanese and Spanish, and has traveled to Japan, Korea and Canada.
Noelle Held is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is completing her senior year as an international baccalaureate student Seminole High School. She is a member of National Honor Society. Upon graduation, Held plans to travel to Russia before continuing her studies at the college level. She is fluent in Spanish, conversational in Russian and knows American Sign Language. She has traveled to Russia, Mexico and throughout Central America.
India Program Fellow
Shainna Ali is the India Program Fellow, under the auspices of The Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, for the Global Perspectives Office and The India Program at UCF. She is currently a senior at UCF, majoring in Anthropology, and is a member of Research and Mentoring Program. Her research interests include Indian studies, gender studies, women’s studies, Holocaust studies and cultural studies. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue her studies in UCF’s Marriage and Family Counseling Program. Ali speaks Creolese and knows some Spanish, and has traveled to Guyana, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Bahamas.