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Murillo, Michelle

Michelle Murillo

Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow

Michelle Murillo is the Fall 2018 Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Philosophy, with a minor in Cognitive Sciences and a Criminal Profiling Certificate. She is a member of the Philosophical Society and a part of the Global Leadership Program at the LEAD Scholars Academy. Her research interests include trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation and organ removal, meta-ethics and international policy reform on judicial punishment. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A student of Spanish, Murillo has traveled throughout America.

 
Yerby, Nathaniel

Nathaniel Yerby

European Studies Fellow

Nathaniel Yerby is the inaugural European Studies Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Public Administration, with minors in History and Intelligence and National Security. He is a member of The Burnett Honors College. His research interests include the politics of Europe and Far East Asia. Upon graduation, he plans to either attend law school or go abroad to teach English as a foreign language. A student of Spanish and French, Yerby has traveled to the United Kingdom, Canada, Iceland and Nicaragua, and he has studied abroad in Spain.

 
Geer, Priya

Priya Geer

Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy Fellow

Priya Geer is the Fall 2018 Lester N. Mandell Diplomacy Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Health Services Administration.  She is a member of the Pre-Professional Medical Society and a part of the 3+3 Accelerated Bachelor’s/J.D. Program. Her research interests include Diplomacy, the Environment and Peace Studies. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing Environmental or International law. Geer has traveled to Italy, France, Spain, England and throughout the Caribbean.

 
Edwards, Aldyn

Aldyn Edwards

India Fellow

Aldyn Edwards is the Fall 2018 India Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science, with a minor in Intelligence and National Security. She is involved with the Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence here at UCF. Her research interests include diplomacy, U.S. intelligence and national security. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing graduate studies in Political Science. Edwards is proficient in American Sign Language. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, and internationally to Canada and Mexico.

 
Callahan, David

David Callahan

Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow

David Callahan is the Fall 2018 Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science, focusing on International Relations, with two minors in Middle Eastern and Terrorism Studies. He is a member of Phi Alpha Delta, the Philosophy Society and the International Relations Club, as well as a student of The Burnett Honors College. His research interests include the overlap between religious cults and terror groups, the development of the modern Middle East and the impact of Islam on Middle Eastern society. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a career within the Department of State.

 
Pierres, Renzo

Renzo Pierres

Stephen Sloan Terrorism Studies Fellow

Renzo Pierres is the Fall 2018 Stephen Sloan Terrorism Studies Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in the International Relations track of Political Science with a Diplomacy Certificate. His research interests include civil war and counterinsurgency. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a graduate degree in political science. Renzo is fluent in both English and Spanish, with some proficiency in French, and has traveled to over 10 different countries. Pierres loves reading and listening to podcasts, mostly historical, as well as meeting people with different cultures and upbringings.

 
Heinbockel, John

John Heinbockel

Nelson Mandela African Affairs Fellow

John L. Heinbockel is the Fall 2018 Nelson Mandela fellow for African Affairs for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursing a degree in International and Global Studies with a minor in Economics. He is a member of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity. His research interests include diplomacy and global sustainability. Upon graduation he plans on pursuing a career in civil service with the State Department. A student of Spanish and French, Heinbockel has traveled to Ethiopia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.