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Dansky, Ariel

Ariel Dansky

Global Peace Fellow

Ariel Dansky is the Global Peace Fellow, under the auspices of the Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship, for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at UCF, she is majoring in Political Science, with an emphasis on Comparative Politics, and minoring in Women’s Studies, Spanish and Psychology. Her research interests include Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Failed States, Women’s issues and Globalization. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue graduate studies in international relations overseas and in the United States. She is proficient in Spanish, conversational in Hebrew and currently studying Arabic. Dansky has traveled to England, Hungary, Poland, Spain and Israel.

 
Ali, Shainna

Shainna Ali

India Program Fellow

Shainna Ali 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. She is currently a senior at UCF, majoring in Anthropology, and is a member of Research and Mentoring Program. Her research interests include Indian studies, gender studies, women’s studies, Holocaust studies and cultural studies. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue her studies in UCF’s Marriage and Family Counseling Program. Ali speaks Creolese and knows some Spanish, and has traveled to Guyana, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Bahamas.

 
Lorenz, Javier

Javier Lorenz

Global Connections Scholar

Javier Lorenz is a Global Connections Scholar for the Global Perspectives Office. A senior at Rollins College, he is majoring in International Affairs, with a minor in Philosophy. His research interests include domestic and foreign intelligence and security issues (particularly terrorism studies) military history, ancient Roman history and American politics. Upon graduation, Lorenz plans to pursue a master’s in International Relations, with a focus on Security Studies. He is fluent in Spanish, and has studied French, Italian and Portuguese. He lived in Spain for five years, and has traveled throughout Europe, North America and the Caribbean.

 
Pritchard, Cameron

Cameron Pritchard

Global Connections Scholar

Cameron Pritchard is a Global Connections Scholar for the Global Perspectives Office.  Pritchard’s research interests include Enlightenment Humanism, the philosophy of science and twentieth century ideologies.  He has published his research in Philosophy Now.  He also participated in the UCF mission to the United Kingdom, along with several other staff members of the Global Perspectives Office, in 2006.  Pritchard received a B.A. in Philosophy from UCF and recently completed his thesis towards an M.A. in European Philosophy from the University of Wales Lampeter.  Pritchard has traveled across Continental Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

 
Parenti, Stephanie

Stephanie Parenti

MacArthur Scholar

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.

 
Persaud, Alana

Alana Persaud

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.

 
Dumas, Sonya

Sonya Dumas

Global Peace Fellow

Sonya Dumas is the Global Peace Fellow, under the auspices of the Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship, for the Global Perspectives Office and the UCF Global Peace and Security Program. A junior at Rollins College, she is majoring in International Affairs, with a minor in Writing, Professional Writing concentration. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Her research interests include international business and the environmental and socioeconomic issues facing cultures around the world, with an emphasis on China and Japan. Dumas has studied Japanese.