I served the University on multiple committees, including the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education's Honors Education Task Force and Student Advisory Board. During my time at IU, I also volunteered at Bloomington's Middle Way House as a Crisis Line Operator and served for several years on the Indiana Model United Nations' Board of Directors.
I studied abroad twice, first for a summer in London, and then for a semester in Madrid, where I interned at a local non-profit and stayed with a host family. As a recognition of my campus and community service, I received the 2020 Herman B. Wells Senior Recognition Award, the campus's top award for undergraduate students.
I will be moving to Washington, DC in August, where I will work as one of 12 James C. Gaither Junior Fellows at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Junior Fellows work as research assistants alongside Carnegie Senior Fellows, and I will be working specifically with the Democracy, Conflict, and Governance program, analyzing political polarization and representation on a global scale.
My studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese have undoubtedly enriched my undergraduate experience and have prepared me well for a career in international policy, research, and advocacy. My studies of the Spanish language and of the history and cultures that shape the Spanish-speaking world continue to shape my worldview today.