Sofia Colabianchi is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno graduating in May with a dual major in Political Science and International Affairs and an Economic Policy minor. She was born in Rosario, Argentina and moved to United States eleven years ago with her family. Being trilingual she enjoys traveling, meeting new people and learning about their cultures. She has traveled around South America and United States, but she wants to travel all over the world in the near future. Wishing to combine her International Affairs degree and her passion for Law, Sofia plans to attend graduate school for International Law and work with a focus in Latin America.
Nick Tscheekar is a junior at the University of Nevada, Reno and is majoring in International Affairs and Political Science. Although he has not yet been outside of the country, he hopes to participate in the Fulbright program and Peace Corps after graduation and plans to go into the field of international development as a career, by working with the United States Agency for International Development or a non-governmental organization. This will be his second semester at the NNIC and he is greatly looking forward to meeting more international visitors and showing them what Reno has to offer. In addition to his work at the NNIC, he also serves as an Academic Mentor in the university’s residence halls and stays active in the community through volunteering with the Nevada Boys’ State and Upward Bound programs.
Sara Miller is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is majoring in International Affairs and Spanish because she loves traveling and getting to know other cultures and lifestyles as well as her own Mexican background. Sara has been traveling all around the world and has lived in Mexico, Italy and studied abroad in Germany and Costa Rica. Sara is interning at NNIC to get more hands on experience in her field and help her decide on which career path she would like to pursue. Along with interning and studying Sara works and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She hopes to make an impact in the international community at home and overseas and will hopefully work for the government or an NGO when she graduates.
Rexford Barton is an undergraduate at University of Nevada and studying International Affiars. He also serves as a Technical Sergeant with the Nevada Air National Guard. Rex is active in many local organizations and has aspirations to attend Georgetown University for graduate school to further his studies in international relations.
Joy Osawe will be graduating in May 2013. Her major is community health sciences and her minor is political science and foreign affairs. Community health sciences is a gateway to her professional career as an epidemiologist. She has travelled to the United Kingdom and is from Nigeria. She chose NNIC for her internship to meet new people from other countries and learn more about the international world through the NNIC. Her ambition is to become an epidemiologist for the United Nations.
Diana Cabrera considers herself a world citizen, an individual with an emphasis in exploring the world in all it’s diversity and complexity. She will graduate in May 2013 with a BA in international affairs and French with a minor in world religions; her area of interest is the European Union and the Middle East. Diana’s inspiration to help others has been fueled by first-hand encounters with the extremities found in society and continually bolstered by a quote she once found scrawled along the pages of a yellowed book:
“Rise and demand; you are a burning flame. You are sure to conquer there where the final horizon Becomes a drop of blood, a drop of life, Where you will carry the universe on your shoulders, Where the universe will bear your hope.” ― Miguel Ángel Asturias Diana plans to continue her studies in Europe and volunteer in Africa and the Middle East in the near future and hopefully be able to promote her message of peace and cooperation through her travels.
Donner Kahl is 18 years old and is a senior at Reno High School. He has just started his internship through the G.A.T.E. program. When he gets to college he wants to major in International Affairs and minor in Spanish. He spent the 2010-2011 year as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Chile, South America. He lived with a Chilean family and attended a Spanish speaking Chilean School. Ever since that year he has fallen in love with the idea of meeting people from around the world, hearing their stories, and learning about their culture. He hopes to be able to travel to other countries one day where he can learn the languages and experience the cultures as well. He is at the NNIC in order to get some hands on experience and learn more about the career that hopes to have.