Stephanie Parenti is the 2010-2011 MacArthur Scholar, under the auspices of the William MacArthur International Affairs Awards Program, for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, she is majoring in International Relations, with a minor in History and Language. She is also a McNair Senior Scholar and the President of Amnesty International at UCF. Her research interests include Constructivism, Neocolonialism in Africa, National Security and Diplomacy. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in international relations. Parenti speaks Spanish and French, and has traveled to Croatia and the United Kingdom.
India Program Fellow
Alana Persaud 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. A junior at UCF, she is majoring in Molecular Biology and Microbiology with a minor in Humanities. She is a member of the Pre-Professional Medical Society and Sangam. She was recently awarded a study abroad scholarship by the Burnett Honors College. Her research interests include international medicine, with an emphasis on India in the Middle East. Upon graduation, she plans to attend medical school. A native of Canada, she speaks some Hindi and has traveled to India, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, and England.