Historical and Political Studies
Student Profiles

Adiah HicksAdiah Hicks '14, International Studies
While working as an intern for the Obama campaign in 2012 may have turned Adiah away from running for public office due to her dislike for door-to-door campaigning, it also taught her something else. MORE

Alyssa GrossAlyssa Gross '14, Global Legal Studies
Every aspiring law student wants his or her application to stand out in the applicant pool, and so Alyssa aimed to craft a unique and varied set of global undergraduate experiences that would stand her in good stead as she pursued her dream of attending law school. MORE

Dylan GleesonDylan Gleeson '15, History
Dylan says one of his favorite stories from his summer internship at the National Constitution Center (NCC) in Philadelphia is how he was assigned to work on the history of the hoagie. MORE

Elise HarryElise Harry '14, International Studies
When her interest in advocating for others, particularly victims of human trafficking, encouraged Elise to pursue a degree, she found professors at Arcadia who worked to advocate for her, by pushing her to succeed. MORE
 

Rich BakerRichard Baker '14, Political Science
After studying abroad in South Africa and finding a vastly different world there, Rich re-examined what he wanted out of his career. “Speaking to people on the ground showed me that there was more to life than just the 9 to 5 job and getting a paycheck.” MORE

 Jessica SillamanJessica Sillaman '14, International Studies
“I was considered a ‘Level 6 terrorist,’” Jessica laughs, recalling her security experience flying out of Israel, “because I had been in the West Bank for two and a half months; little 4’11” Jessica.” MORE
 

Wendy GallagherWendy Gallagher '14, Political Science
Earning a degree in political science all started with a Moms of Preschoolers meeting. Wendy, who was employed at an oil refinery and was helping to run the group, was asked to facilitate a discussion on human trafficking and, in the process, found a new direction for her life. MORE

Kathryn WellnitzKatelyn Wellnitz '14, International Studies
International Studies entails connecting the foreign to the local. Upon returning from her semester in Grenada, Katelyn expanded upon her experience by taking advantage of local international connections and applying her global education to her work in the greater Philadelphia community. MORE

Lala LiuYihe "Lala" Liu '14, History Education
Born and raised in China until she was 12 years old, Lala had been living with her family in the African country of Botswana when Arcadia caught her eye on a College Board search of American universities. MORE

Margaret KeeganMargaret Keenan '14, International Studies
Looking back, the first entry in her travel journal made Margaret laugh. “By the end, I was taking public transportation alone, bargaining in broken Kiswahili. Arusha became home." MORE

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