Chandler Kuiper is a Fall 2022 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives intern. He is a senior at the College of Sciences pursuing an undergraduate degree in anthropology. Kuiper is a member of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and the Lambda Alpha (LA) National Anthropology Honor Society. His research interests include Iranian politics, religious globalization, and Islamic history. Upon graduation, he plans on attending graduate school and teaching English abroad. A student of Persian and Arabic, Kuiper has traveled throughout the USA and Canada.