Hi, I'm Alessandro Marangelli '24 a freshman from the South of Italy. I grew up in Rome with my four siblings and I attended Liceo Artistico Caravillani before passing the selections for UWC. At UWC Costa Rica I finished my last two years of high school and learnt English and Spanish at an academic level. At UWC Costa Rica I learned about new cultures and how to respect them, perspectives about the world, and how to deconstruct our biases. This was achieved through the IB diploma but mostly thanks to his peers coming from 80 different countries.
Grace Vensel '21 is double majoring in Global Studies and Francophone Studies, as well as minoring in History. She is particularly interested in the historical construction of imperialism and how it is manifested today. Grace is additionally interested in resistance to systems of power. Her experiences studying abroad in Bordeaux, France, as well as traveling to Dakar, Senegal with Dr. Eloise Brezault drove her desire to research the CFA franc in Senegal.
Derek Sherrange is a junior majoring in Global Studies and International Economics-Multilanguage (Spanish and Swahili). Their research interests are in food sovereignty, decolonial studies, human rights policy, and socio-legal studies. Derek is critical of the lack of recognition by settler-states of the traditional territory of Indigenous peoples that they reside on today. More specifically, they want to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee people that their home and their educational institution sits on.
Iman Maani, ’22, majors in Global Studies and Sociology and has an interest in multimedia reporting, with a focus in social justice. She is currently working for Weave News as a Digital Communications Coordinator and has a background in social media management, podcasting, and journalism. She is hoping to pursue a career in the investigation and reporting of underreported stories. After conducting research this summer on the field of journalism, she is currently interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Sociology.
Hello! I am Jonathan Morrison and I am a member of the class of 2022. I am a Global Studies and Mathematics double major at SLU and I have always had a special interest in education as well. I plan on doing research in the spring of 2022 in New Zealand about neoliberalism and education. I hope to have a job in some area in education after my time at SLU.