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Welsh, Ariana

Ariana Welsh

High School Intern

Ariana Welsh is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a homeschooled senior dual enrolling at Daytona State College. Her research interests include democracy in Central and South Asian countries, human rights development and Asian cultures. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing an internship at Liberty in North Korea and double majoring in international relations and astrobiology. A student of Korean and American Sign Language, Welsh plans to travel to South Korea, Japan, Thailand and other countries in Asia.

 
Welch, Natalie

Natalie Welch

Intern

Natalie Welch is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in International and Global Studies with a minor in Spanish. She is a member of the UCF Italian Club. Her research interests include feminism, comparative politics and European affairs. Upon graduation she plans on pursuing a master’s degree and a career with the Foreign Service. A student of Spanish and Italian, Welch has traveled to Italy, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Spain and France.

 
Simioni, Sophia

Sophia Simioni

Intern

Sophia Simioni is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies, with a minor in Diplomacy. She is a member of Sigma Phi Lambda. Her research interests include Western Europe and Middle Eastern politics. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career with the State Department. A student of Spanish, Simioni has traveled to Poland, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

 
Mehta, Devyani

Devyani Mehta

Intern

Devyani Mehta is an intern for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida (UCF) pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies, with a minor in economics. She is a member of United Nations Association and was the president of Valencia West chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society before transferring to UCF. Her research interests include terrorism studies, global economic development and comparative political studies of countries around the world. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing graduate studies. A native speaker of Hindi, Gujarati and a student of Spanish and French, Mehta has traveled to India, France, Malaysia, Thailand and the Bahamas.

 

 
Suleiman, Rima

Rima Suleiman

Lawrence J. Chastang Fellow

Rima Suleiman is the Lawrence J. Chastang Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Psychology with minors in both Political Science and English. She is a member of the Student Government Association as a Justice on the Judicial Branch and is a tutor at the University Writing Center. Her research interests include diplomacy, human rights and Middle Eastern Studies. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a degree in International Law or International Affairs. A student of Arabic and French, Suleiman has traveled to Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Turkey, France, Spain, Sweden, Italy and Tunisia, among other countries.

 
Berrios, Melissa

Melissa Berrios

Diplomacy Fellow

Melissa Berrios is the Diplomacy Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in International and Global Studies, with a minor in European Studies and a certificate in Diplomacy. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi Fraternity and Chi Omega Fraternity. Her research interests include European history, politics and culture. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing masters in International Communication. A student of Spanish, French and Portuguese, Berrios has traveled to Chile, Argentina, Holland, Germany, Turkey, France and Italy.

 
Vasquez, Virginia

Virginia Vasquez

Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow

Virginia Vasquez is the Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a junior at The University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Creative Writing, with a minor in French. She works as a student assistant at The Burnett Honors College and is the Vice President of Latin Rhythm at UCF. Her research interests include human trafficking, immigration policy and the rights of women and children. Upon graduation, Vasquez plans on pursuing graduate studies in writing, journalism or diplomacy. A native Spanish-speaker and a student of French, Vasquez has traveled to Canada, France, Spain and Chile.