2012 Undergraduate Commencement

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<ul><li> 1. Recipients of the Certificate in LatinAmerican &amp; Caribbean StudiesImage by Duke Yearlook via Flickr</li></ul> <p> 2. Undergraduate Certificates Image by Duke Yearlook via Flickr 3. Texture by Ellenvd via Flickr 4. Texture by Photluminary.com 5. Reed was selected to teach a service learning course to undergraduates at Duke focused on grant writing, fundraising, and educating her peers about the most pressing social issues in the Durham community. Some of Reeds service to the Latin American community includes: Teaching English in Chitre, Panama for elementary students, parents, and school administrators Working in the ESL department of Watts Elementary schoolTeaching at the Durham International Montessori School in the La Casa Spanish Language Immersion Department 6. Some of her favorite courses:LATAMER 198: Latin American Left Turns: A NewPolicy for the 21st Century?(Professor John French and Alexandre Fortes)ECON 196: Irrationality in EconomicsI LOVED this class because it was with arenowned behavioral economist and I learned whywe do not behave like the rational, self-interested, and emotionless actors of economicmodels).NEUROSCI 137: NeuroethicsI got to study how the behavioral and theneurosciences are changing the way we thinkabout economics, law, and politics.ECON 195: Financial Risk Management 7. Some of her most memorable momentsat Duke have been her interactions withinternational students. Reed loveshearing first hand about the historicalevents and the political leaders that shereads about in classes!She studied abroad in Madridand focused on Brazil in all ofher classes related to LatinAmerica, because like therest of the worldI amfascinated with Lula. 8. Her plans after graduation include driving cross-country with her roommate, helping Dr. Becker finish working on his new book, studying for the GRE and taking Portuguese classes to prepare fora Masters degree in Economics. (Possible graduate programs include: El Colegio de Mexico, UDLAin Quito, and the Vargas Foundation in Brazil).Eventually, she would like to work in consulting or investment banking in Latin America. 9. KatherineSoltis 10. Image by OZinOH via Flickr 11. Volunteer Activities Assisted with research on racial inequality in education at the Civil Rights Center at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Provided one-on-one tutoring in English through Gente Aprendiendo Nuevas Oportunidades (GANO) Volunteer Development Coordinator of Manna Project International, where she helped prepare volunteers for a spring break service trip to Ecuador Participated in WISER, where she transcribed interviews on HIV/AIDS education programs in KenyaTexture by SophieG* via Flickr 12. Academic Achievements Member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Duke Political Science Honor SocietyResearch Awards: Deans Summer Research Fellowship, Mellon Grant from CLACS, and anICS travel grant to conduct research in Brazil for her thesis. Deans List with Distinction Published Work Democratization in Chile: An Analysis of the 1988 Plebiscite Duke Political Science Standard 2011 and various other publications while at COHA (2011)Texture by SophieG* via Flickr 13. Katie is part of the Duke International Relations Association, Duke Moot Court, and the EditorialBoard for Duke Political Science Standard . Study AbroadGeneva (summer 2009) Brazil (summer 2010) Madrid (fall 2010)After graduation she will attend Harvard Law SchoolTexture by Photoluminary.com</p>