Intern, Central and South America
Miriam Chaaban is a Spring 2019 intern for Global Perspectives. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a B.A. degree in International and Global Studies, with the intention of achieving a minor in Diplomacy. She is an active member of the Muslim Student Association and intends on joining the United Nations Association. Her research interests include International Relations, Middle Eastern studies, and Comparative Politics. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a job at an embassy or working for the United Nations. Born and raised in Florida, Chaaban has always tried to stay close to her Palestinian roots and tries to visit family overseas every few years. She is fluent in Arabic and speaks some Spanish. Chaaban has traveled to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and parts of Europe.
Intern, Europe including Russia
Benjamin Giltner is a Spring 2019 intern for Global Perspectives. He is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in International and Global Studies with two minors in Russian Studies and Global Peace and Security Studies. He is a member of Russian Club, LEAD Scholars Academy, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. His research interests include Diplomacy, Europe, and Global Peace and Security. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a career with the US Department of State and the US Intelligence Community. A student of Russian and Spanish, Giltner has traveled to the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.
Jasmine Masri is a Spring 2019 intern for Global Perspectives. She is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Legal Studies. She is a member of the Burnett Honors College and the LEAD Scholars Academy. Her research interests include human rights, international law, and politics of the Middle East. Upon graduation, she plans on attending law school. A student of Arabic, Masri has traveled to Lebanon and throughout Europe.