Sasha Seymore graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015, with a double-major in Global Studies and Economics and a minor in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School. After graduating from UNC, Sasha received a George J. Mitchell scholarship to study Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University Belfast, where he studied the legacy impact of post-conflict NGOs working in shared education and played for the Belfast Star Basketball Club. Sasha currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and works as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. Read more here.
Featured Alumna: Caroline Zullo ’15
A Global Studies and Political Science double major, Caroline Zullo was recently selected for the Carnegie Junior Fellows Program. She will serve as UNC’s first recipient of the one-year award and is one of only 14 students chosen from an applicant pool of almost 200. This award provides Caroline with the opportunity to work with the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC as a paid research assistant to the endowment’s senior associates. Read more here.
Adriana Golindano graduated in 2014 with a dual degree in Global Studies and History. She was recently selected as one of the 120 Student Ambassadors to represent the US at the Milan Expo 2015. Of her time at UNC, she says “I am so grateful to UNC and the Global Studies major for shaping me into the intellectual that I am and helping me feed my wanderlust.” Learn more about Adriana’s work since graduating.
Featured Alumna: Colleen Daly ’13
Colleen Daly holds a double major in Global Studies and Spanish, with a minor in Social and Economic Justice. She studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain to connect with the memory of her late grandfather, who had studied there in the Archives of the Indies as part of his research as a professor of Latin American History at Duke. Learn more about Colleen’s life after graduation.
In 2010, LaChaun Banks received a BA in in International Studies, now the Curriculum in Global Studies, with a concentration in global economics, trade, and development. LaChaun says that being a Global Studies major helped to prepare her for her current role as the Associate Director for NCGrowth, a university center which provides assistance to businesses and governments on economic development and entrepreneurship projects. Read more here.
Featured Alumna: Ryan Caldwell ’09
Featured Alumna: Amber Featherstone ’06
Amber Featherstone graduated in 2006 with a major in International Studies. At the time, this major was new and there was no formal department. When she learned of this new major, she jumped at the chance to take it. At that time, She was struggling to figure out what my true passions were, and this major allowed her to explore numerous areas to find my niche. Following graduation, she joined Participate (formerly VIF International Education), one of the largest cultural exchange programs for teachers in the U.S. She is now the Director of International Programs at Wake Forest University School of Law. Read more here.
Featured Alumna: Cristina Bernardo ’05
Cristina Bernardo graduated in 2005 with a BA in Global Studies and a minor in Business Administration. Cristina says “I have learned that business can have a very large and positive impact on society and poverty reduction. I am glad that my studies at UNC have brought me to where I am today.” Read more here.
Shane Hoon graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001, with a double-major in Global Studies and Spanish. He felt that his time here was the spring board for launching his education understanding and professional career. Upon graduation from UNC, Shane moved to Australia to participate with a Global Summit which included work related to some of the environmental issues that were impacting that country and the South Pacific. Read more here.
Featured Alumnus: Carter Marshall Mills ’86
Featured Alumna: Melani McAlister ’84
When I was at UNC in the early 1980s, there was not yet a Global Studies major or anything like it. I put together my own major in “International Studies” after I got the bug for learning about the Middle East during a summer internship. I’d come to UNC as a Morehead scholar (hailing from a small town in NC where few people seemed interested in the rest of the world), and in the summer of 1982 I interned at Newsweek. There, I was assigned to be a fact checker on stories dealing with the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. I was hooked. Read more here.
Earlene Gentry has lived in Egypt for almost 40 years. As a civilian, she experienced the effects of the revolution on citizen’s lives. Here, she discusses what the revolution means for her, her family and friends. Gentry enrolled as one of the first female freshmen at UNC, during a period of great social transformation. She’d declared a major of Medical Technology, but soon found the long and quiet labs inside the classroom torture. “I was discovering I am a “people” person,”” Gentry said of that first year, “and I needed more social interaction than labs were providing.” Read more here.