Leland Garivaltis , '11
Major: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Off-campus programs: Brazil (2009), Washington, D.C. (2010)
Awards and Achievements:
Dean's List: 2009-2010
Club or Student Organizations:
Treasurer of Women's Rugby Club
At pre-Incan ruins on Samaipata mountain in Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Title of thesis in LACS: "Reconstructing the Concept of Terrorism after 9/11: The Case of the FARC-EP in Colombia" (Advisor: Professor Meade).
Statement: "My studies at Union in both languages and Latin America have opened my eyes to global society and how important understanding other cultures is today. Union has given me so many great opportunities. Among the most memorable were my term abroad in São Paulo, Brazil and my term in Washington, D.C. where I interned at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs. I am grateful to have been able to take a variety of different language courses at Union and I know they will undoubtably be beneficial in my future endeavors."
Accepted into Masters in International Affairs with a focus in the Americas at American University's School of International Service, Fall 2011