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Lina Lechlech/ Alyssa Sperry – Global Oregon International Research Awards

Two International Studies Graduate Students have won Global Oregon International Research Awards from the UO Global Studies Institute! International Studies M.A. students, Lina Lechlech and Alyssa Sperry, were selected to receive graduate research awards, which will help to fund each of their ...

Maria Pomés Lorencés: 2018 Slape Awardee – Research in Bolivia

The George and Conni Slape Fellowship Award provides International Studies graduate students who win the award, with  research funding for INTL students’ M.A. theses. In Spring 2018, Maria Pomés Lorencés received the $1000 award, and used it to travel to lowland Bolilvia to pursue her M.A. ...

Michelle Nikfarjam – Alternative Visions of Agricultural Development: Agroecology and the Everyday Practice of Food Sovereignty in India

Slape Award – Spring 2018 – Michelle Nikfarjam With the generous help of the Slape Fellowship Award afforded by George and Conni Slape, Michelle was able to pursue an internship and foundational thesis research in New Delhi, India. During her time in India, she worked for Navdanya, an ...

Sarah Castagnola – B.A., INTL 2006 – Peace Corps, Uganda

After graduating from U of O with a B.A. in International Studies in 2006, Sarah Castagnola spent 2 months in Nicaragua before moving to Portland, Oregon. She landed a job working at Mercy Corps Northwest and supported domestic micro-finance and small business development.  In September of 2011 she ...

Rachel McGill – Inspired by Her Mother to Reach New Heights in Global Health

You might find her eating sushi in Japan or exploring the landscapes of England or even studying here, in Eugene. Regardless, you’ll always find Rachel McGill challenging herself with new experiences. McGill, a Senior studying International Studies (INTL) with a minor in Global Health (GH), ...

Brianne Holden (M.A. 2017) UC Davis, CANDEL Program

Brianne Holden (M.A. Winter 2017), has been accepted to the University of California, Davis CANDEL Ed.D. program. The Capitol Area North Doctorate in Educational Leadership (CANDEL) program is a leading force in quality higher education training. Brianne is very much looking forward to this ...

Critical Language Scholarship – Michelle Nikfarjam

Michelle Nikfarjam is excited and honored to accept a Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Hindi, summer 2019 in Jaipur, India. The CLS is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program that aims to increase the number of Americans studying foreign languages to better prepare ...

Kaitlyn Elias, M.A. 2018

Kaitlyn Elias (M.A. 2018) has officially settled into her new position with Mercy Corps as Assistant Program Officer (APO) with the CASA region (Caucasus, Central and South Asia). She spent her first two months as an APO for the Americas region. Kaitlyn is now part of a team that supports ...

Souphatta Chanphengxay, MA 2014

Souphatta Chanphengxay, (MA, 2014) been working at the Department of International Relations at the Bank of the Lao, PDR, as a technical officer since her graduation from the International Studies MA program. Her main role is to assist the organization in the negotiation on Financial Services ...

Margot Jackson Lemaster, MA 2012

Margot Lemaster (née Jackson) graduated from the International Studies MA program in Fall 2012. She returned to Fayetteville, Arkansas, after graduating from UO, and worked for a business accelerator program for tech startups.  She served as Executive Director of Ozark Literacy Council for four ...
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