My name is Fousani Hamidou. I am currently a senior at St. Lawrence University studying abroad in Kenya, majoring in Global Studies and minoring in African Studies. Furthermore, on campus I am the former president of Men In Color and the former Vice President of the Black Laurentian Initiative. I was also the former Vice President of Senate Affairs of Thelmo.
Fernanda is originally from Oaxaca, Mexico. Throughout her life she has developed a strong passion for social justice, feminism, public health and education. Therefore, she completed her undergraduate degree in Global Studies, specializing in Governance and Education at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, USA. One of her dreams is to be able to work towards creating a more gentle, just, and conscious reality for future generations.
My name is Leah Squadrito, I am a Global Studies Public health double major class of 2024. I am from Syracuse New York were I completed my work with PEACE inc. as well as remote research with Haneefa Saleem for Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In the future I hope to pursue a career in the Public Health field focusing on global public health.
Hola! I'm Sofia Macero Piñango. I'm from Venezuela, specifically from a little town called Los Teques. I am a really serious, and according to some, mean person, who at the same time happens to be a funny and happy tiny Venezuelan. My music, food, and traditions are a part of me that I learned to embrace after studying at UWC Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for two years. There, I learned what the real meaning of being Latino was and the power our entire culture holds.
My name is Mariam. I am a current senior from Pakistan majoring in Global Studies with a minor in English. I love travelling and have been fortunate enough to get the opportunity to travel and live in different countries in both high school and university. Before coming to St. Lawrence, I studied in Changshu, China (around 1.5 hours from Shanghai) where I got to meet people from all around the world, study Chinese history and culture, and learn Mandarin. While in St. Lawrence, I did two semesters off campus; Bordeaux during Spring 2020 and London in Spring 2022.
I am a rising junior at St Lawrence University majoring in global studies with a topical focus in environmental studies or peace studies and a geographical focus on southeast Asia. I’m pursuing minors in public health and sociology, as I hope to do social justice and non-profit work in grassroots organizing and advocacy.
Toky currently pursues a double major in Political Science and International Relations at St. Lawrence University. In Summer 2022 she participated in the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program in New York City and a Program intern at Network 20/20. In Summer 2021, Toky was an intern at the Economic Board of Madagascar, where she helped coordinate various regions on “Mandrisika”, an alleviation Program aiming to help tourism sector in Madagascar impacted by the pandemic.
Jessica Tom '24 is currently a junior at St. Lawrence University. She is majoring in Global Studies, with a concentration in Asia. Jessica is interested in pursuing a career in journalism. Because of this interest, Jessica is working as a news editor at The Hill News, continuing what she has learned with NCPR. Her goal is to find another internship relating to journalism in the future.
Ángeles Zúñiga is a candid human rights advocate from Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. She graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2022, with a major in Global Studies and a double minor in Film and Education. She is also a UWC ISAK Japan alumna, Semester at Sea alumna, and Davis Scholar. During her entire senior year, Ángeles enrolled in the Career Services Internship Course, and was a Detained Units Intern for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.
My main areas of academic focus and activism are climate change and communication. I come from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and have lived in Trieste, Italy where I attended UWC Adriatic. I have three years of experience in citizen journalism, that includes written pieces, podcast and social media work. I was a speaker at the Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas 2021 and was invited to the UN Headquarters in New York City to share my thoughts on youth's engagement in 2019.
Skylar recently graduated from St. Lawrence University in May of 2022. She majored in Global Studies and Spanish and minored in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and completed an Honors SYE project this past spring in order to fulfill the requirements of the Global Studies major. She studied abroad in Madrid on the Spain program in the Fall of 2021, and drew from my research and experiences there while writing my Honors thesis. Skylar feels very fortunate to have been awarded a CIIS travel grant for a rock climbing trip in Catalonia, Spain at the conclusion of her semester abroad.