After taking a Global Studies course with John Collins my freshman year, I knew that the Global Studies Department would offer me the round education that few other departments could. A department examining globalization and development issues through the lenses of culture, economics, and the environment provided me with a comprehensive framework to make the most of my study abroad experiences. I spent a semester in France and another in Kenya during my junior year. My senior year, I applied for and received a travel and research grant through SLU's Center for International and Intercultural Studies to return to Kenya and conduct a month's worth of qualitative research. With encouragement from my advisor, I crafted an honors thesis that explored the increasing and complex roles that nonprofits working in Kenya fill following privatization of social welfare programs.
Global Studies, Honors
African Studies, French
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