Jana Arnold moved from Switzerland to Reno in 2010. She started her freshman year at McQueen and was soon immersed with the American culture. Jana has been actively involved in athletics and since her junior year, and is a part of the Global Studies Program. The program provides students the chance to broaden their horizon and get a more international mindset. Through this program Jana has come to intern at the NNIC. She speak three languages fluently, German, English, French and is currently learning Spanish. Jana has traveled to couple of European countries and mostly the West of the United States. Her plan is to be a diplomat but is still undecided on what university to attend and what to major in.
Jonathan Carral is an international affairs major with a minor in Chinese studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduating in December, he aspires to pursue a Master’s degree in international affairs with a focus on human rights at Columbia University in New York City. Having grown up in a Mexican-American household, Jonathan enjoys learning languages and understanding new cultures. He lived in China for nearly three years studying the language and culture with the University Studies Abroad Consortium and as a volunteer with a Christian NGO rehabilitating orphaned and vulnerable children from around the country. Additionally, Jonathan has volunteered with other similar organizations in India and Mozambique. Ultimately, Jonathan aspires to start his own organization based in the U.S. working to meet the needs of these highly marginalized members of society in developing nations around the world. He is excited to intern for the Northern Nevada International Center and looks forward to learning more about working in an internationally focused career.
Alyssa Parks is currently a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in International Affairs and specializing in International Environmental Policy with potential minors in Anthropology and Spanish. She is from Winnemucca, Nevada and loves to travel. Alyssa recently studied abroad in San Sebastián, Spain during the Summer and traveled throughout Europe. She plans to attend graduate school beginning in the Spring of 2014 to obtain a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Her goal for interning at the NNIC is to become a more worldly person and learn as much about the world as possible. She hopes her internship will open many doors and hopefully give me more insight on future careers in the international field.
Nick Tscheekar is a senior 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 year 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 Resident Assistant in the university’s residence halls.
Lucatelli Scholarship Intern 2013
Ben Clark became involved in politics in 2010 after shadowing his mother’s lobbying efforts in Carson City. This inspired him to attend UNR, dual majoring in Political Science and International Affairs. After getting a taste of campaign politics while coordinating multiple campaigns on campus in the 2012 election cycle, Ben hoped to find a less partisan way of participating in both foreign and domestic politics. At the advice of his comparative politics professor, he applied for the Lucattelli internship in the hopes of finding a path toward a professional, nonpartisan job. Upon completing his four year bachelor degree, Ben plans to attain a Master’s degree in public policy and a PhD in Law at UC Davis.