JUPS Students, Class of 2013
Meagan is a senior at majoring in International Politics with a certificate in Justice and Peace Studies. She has spent time abroad in Ecuador and Brazil learning about peace and justice issues in these countries and Latin America in general. Meagan has also worked for her Congressman in Washington, D.C. and in a local law firm over the summers to learn methods of working within the system towards conflict transformation.
Lauren is a senior in the College studying Government, Mathematics, and Justice and Peace Studies. Throughout her studies, Lauren has been drawn to issues at the intersection of international politics and human rights. In her time at Georgetown, she has volunteered with various programs through the University’s Center for Social Justice, including Habitat for Humanity and DC Reads. Lauren enjoys following college basketball, attending concerts, and reading in her spare time.
Selene is a senior double majoring in Government and English and minoring in Justice and Peace. From Los Angeles, California, she is daughter of Mexican immigrants and a first generation college student. Selene’s background in M.E.Ch.A. de Georgetown, WAGE and the DC Office on Latino Affairs has encouraged her passion to enact peace and justice by providing equal access and opportunity to disadvantaged communities in the United States and abroad. Her senior JUPS thesis will focus on assessing the limitation of global interconnectedness by redefining the meaning of bilingualism in Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer.
Lauren is an International Politics major and Justice and Peace studies certificate student. Lauren hails from Havertown, Pennsylvania and spent five years living, off and on, in Lake Placid, NY. Lauren loves adventures and over her three years at Georgetown she has found herself in Spain at the running of the bulls, in China teaching English, and in Thailand farming rice.
Tiffany is a senior in the College majoring in Political Economy and seeking a minor in Justice and Peace Studies. After an internship with a nonprofit, Americans for the Arts, she became interested in the intersection of the arts and social justice. She hopes to delve deeper into the world of written word and its potential to change the course of conflict among students.
Saaliha, a senior at Georgetown studying Government, Arabic, and Justice and Peace Studies, aims to lead a life of service. Of Kashmiri descent, she is inspired to write her thesis on non-violent approaches to transforming the conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. In fall 2011, she interned at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, and is currently interning at Georgetown’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Through her involvement in the Patrick Healy Fellowship, DC Schools Project, Leaders in Education about Diversity, and Muslim Students Association, Saaliha has been working to foster pluralism and unity on and off campus.
Brittanie is a senior in the College majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and minoring Justice and Peace Studies. Brittanie works at Georgetown’s Women's Center and enjoys planning service projects and campus educational events such as R.U. Ready and Women’s History Month. She is a Senior WAGE Fellow in the Women Advancing Gender Equity Fellowship at Georgetown, as well as the Co-Chair of United Feminists and the Sexual Assault Peer Educator program. After graduation, she plans on working as a paralegal before attending law school. Originally from Pennsylvania, Brittanie now lives in Savannah, GA.
Claire is a senior in the McDonough School of Business majoring in Marketing with a minor in Justice and Peace Studies. With an interest in peace movements, Claire will analyze the relationship between patriotism and antiwar in American society for her thesis. Outside of the classroom, Claire is a four-year member of the Varsity soccer team and a music enthusiast.
As well as being a Justice and Peace studies certificate candidate, Lara is a senior in the SFS majoring in International Politics with a concentration in International Law, Norms, and Institutions. She is a self-proclaimed California girl! At Georgetown, Lara is the president of Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority, president of the Armenian Students Association, a Tour Guide, and a member of the Honor Council. During her free time, Lara loves to go bargain hunting, watch HGTV, and plan trips. For her thesis, Lara will focus on trauma, forgiveness, and reconciliation in post-genocide societies, by looking into the case of the Armenian Genocide.
Greg is a Classics major, Theology minor, and Justice and Peace Studies minor in the Georgetown College, from Quincy, Massachusetts. In Spring 2012, he studied abroad at Casa Bayanihan in Manila, Philippines, a program focusing on accompaniment, academics, community, spirituality, social justice, and immersion. For his thesis, Greg will focus on terms and language of shared identity and human interconnectedness, namely the Filipino word kapwa and the African word ubuntu. Greg has worked with such programs on campus as Hoyas Outreach Programs and Education, Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, DC Reads, and the Magis Immersion and Justice Program.
Delaney is a senior from Austin, TX in the School of Foreign Service. She is majoring in Culture and Politics with a concentration in Eastern Africa and Human Rights, alongside earning a certificate in Justice and Peace Studies. She is looking into working for nonprofit organizations after graduation, potentially in the field of social work.
Hanna is a Senior in the College majoring in Government and minoring in Justice and Peace and French. While at Georgetown, she has worked with LIFT DC as well as a number of labor-oriented organizations. Her senior thesis is about the recent gentrification of the U Street Corridor in Washington, DC. Through this research, she hopes to find alternatives to traditional methods of urban redevelopment that could have more positive effects on the community.
Kaylee is a senior in the College from Dallas, Texas completing a major in English and a minor in Justice and Peace Studies. She has been a member of the investigative journalism team the Pearl Project, won several creative writing awards, and recently completed an internship on Capitol Hill for the Congressional Institute on Adoption Agency. She hopes to pursue a career in family and adoption law.
Vail is a native Texan and a senior in the School of Foreign Service. A passion for social, economic, and environmental justice inspired her to major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a certificate in Justice and Peace Studies. She serves as Georgetown's first female student body vice president, and she was formerly the president of the Georgetown Democrats and managing editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. She has also been heavily involved with the Center for Social Justice and the Georgetown Solidarity Committee. She has interned in Congress, taught in DC public schools, lived in a Bolivian mountain village, and high-fived Barack Obama.
Chloe is a senior in the School of Foreign Service with a major in International Politics and a certificate in Justice and Peace Studies. During her time at Georgetown, Chloe has discovered her passion for the nonprofit sector volunteering with the Center for Social Justice and interning for a consulting firm specializing in nonprofit development. Currently, Chloe works at the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership where she is learning more about nonprofit management from an academic perspective. For her thesis, Chloe is researching the psychological traumas of being sex-trafficked and potential ways the US legal system could accommodate these traumas.
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