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People » 2013 Spring Fellows Scholars

Illiano, Salvio

Salvio Illiano

Cousteau Fellow

Salvio Illiano is the Alexandra Cousteau Environment and Global Climate Change Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, he is double-majoring in International and Global Studies and French. He currently serves as president of the UCF chapter of the French National Honor Society. His research interests include Middle Eastern politics and foreign literature. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in international relations. He has traveled to southern Europe and is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish and is currently studying Arabic.

 
Lucio, Michelle

Michelle Lucio

Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow

Michelle Lucio is the Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. A Junior at University of Central Florida, she is majoring in English literature, with a minor in Spanish. Lucio is a LEAD Scholar at UCF and planning on working with the UCF Chapter of International Justice Mission this semester. Her research interests include human rights initiatives, the developing world, Thai culture and theology. Upon graduation, she plans to return to Southeast Asia to pursue nonprofit work focused on the eradication  of human trafficking. Lucio has traveled to Ecuador and Thailand.

 
Sundstrom, Claire

Claire Sundstrom

Global Connections International Law Fellow

Claire Sundstrom is the Global Connections International Law Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, she is majoring in Advertising/Public Relations. She is currently a member of the UCF Advertising Club. Her research interests include human rights, human trafficking and international relations. Sundstrom speaks fluent French and is currently studying Spanish. She has traveled throughout Central and South America and Europe. She plans on attending law school in the fall.

 
Wyatt, Branden

Branden Wyatt

India Fellow

Branden Wyatt is the India Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office under the auspices of The India Center. A Senior at the University of Central Florida, he is majoring in International and Global Studies, with a minor in Asian Studies. He is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and an active participant of intramural sports. His research interests include Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue graduate degree in in International Affairs. He has studied Russian, Spanish and Chinese. Wyatt has traveled to Russia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

 
Zabala, Vanessa

Vanessa Zabala

Global Peace Fellow

Vanessa Zabala is the Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a Senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a B.A. in International and Global Studies with a minor in Economics. Zabala is a UCF Water Polo player and a member of the United Nations Association. Previously, she interned for the Department of State in the Economic and Political section of the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Zabala is very interested in economic development. As a Native Venezuelan, she speaks fluent Spanish and conversational French. Zabala has traveled throughout Europe, the Western Hemisphere and India.