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Thulin Scholars Named for Fall 2012
The Global Studies program is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fall 2012 Thulin Scholarship:
Molly Hammer - Minnesota Studies in International Development - Quito, Ecuador
Jose Ortiz Rodriguez - Internships in Francophone Europe - Paris, France
Daniel Sloboda - The School for Field Studies: Sustainable Development Studies - Atenas, Costa Rica
Molly Hammer will intern with an organization in rural Ecuador that will allow her to focus on her interests in education and development. She hopes that this opportunity will better prepare her to work with a non-profit organization after graduation. Molly is working with the Global Studies program to earn credit for her internship. Her past experiences volunteering on projects in Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica have led to her interest in Teaching English as a Second Language. Molly is looking forward to the opportunity to experience life in Ecuador through both her classes and her internship and research.
Jose Ortiz Rodriguez will pursue an internship with an organization related to human rights and social reform during his semester in Paris, France. He is working with Illinois faculty to earn credit for his studies related to the internship. Jose has been active in Amnesty International on campus, where he has contributed to discussions related to social issues on campus and beyond and organized various fundraisers and events. Jose's time in Paris will allow him to build networks and skills that will help prepare him for a career in academia or in an international organization.
Daniel Sloboda will pursue research on sustainable development while in Costa Rica in the fall. He plans for his research to form part of his distinction project in Global Studies. On campus, Daniel is active in the Global Studies Leaders, the LAS Leaders, and Student Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations, among other organizations. He has also studied environmental issues in India and Hawaii. Daniel is excited to pursue his passion in environmental protection while conducting field work in Costa Rica and exploring potential careers in environmental consulting and non-profit organizations.
We congratulate Molly, Jose, and Daniel on their achievements and wish them well in their field work experiences!