Global Connections Scholar
Christy Box is the Spring 2017 Global Connections Scholar for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a degree in Anthropology. She is the president of the Hominids Anonymous Anthropology Society and an undergraduate researcher with RAMP, SURF, and Burnett Research Scholars. Her research interests include endangered languages, disability studies and media representations of marginalized peoples. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a PhD in Cultural Anthropology. She is a student of Latin, Italian, Spanish, German and Hebrew. Box has traveled to the UK and Ireland for research fieldwork.
Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow
Abdul-Samad Bello-Malabu is the Spring 2017 Francis Bok Human Trafficking Awareness Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. He is a graduate student at the University of Central Florida with the DeVos Sports Business Management Program, pursuing a Master’s in Sports Business Management and a Master of Business Administration. He is a graduate assistant for The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport and volunteers with the Orlando City Foundation with Soccer for Success. His research interests include human trafficking in sports, employee exploitation in sports and athlete exploitation in sports. Upon graduation, he plans on pursuing a career in youth development in soccer and eventually starting a soccer academy in Nigeria. A native of Nigeria, Bello-Malabu has lived in Brazil, England and the U.S., while he has traveled to Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellow
Laura Moeller is the Spring 2017 Lawrence J. Chastang Global Fellow for the Global Perspectives Office. She is a second-year PhD student at the University of Central Florida pursuing a doctoral degree in Texts and Technology. She is a member of the Rhetoric Society of America and teaches composition in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. Her research interests include digital rhetoric, service learning and activist scholarship. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in higher education. A bilingual international student from Germany, Laura has traveled throughout Australia, Europe and the United States.