Eeman Abbasi Eeman is a first-generation Muslim American at UConn, where she is double-majoring in Physiology & Neurobiology and Health & Human Rights in the Middle East. These majors allow her to deepen her passion for global health and development. Eeman loves discussing politics, religion, death, and babies- all topics you should probably avoid on a first date, but definitely bring up with her. She finds advocacy and activism centered on changing the narratives about refugees and Islam, both online and in her local community, most fulfilling. She spends her days daydreaming about pizza, curating memes, and finding new podcasts.

Eeman Abbasi

Eeman is a first-generation Muslim American at UConn, where she is double-majoring in Physiology & Neurobiology and Health & Human Rights in the Middle East. These majors allow her to deepen her passion for global health and development. Eeman loves discussing politics, religion, death, and babies- all topics you should probably avoid on a first date, but definitely bring up with her. She finds advocacy and activism centered on changing the narratives about refugees and Islam, both online and in her local community, most fulfilling. She spends her days daydreaming about pizza, curating memes, and finding new podcasts.

Samuel Jaffe Sam is a student at the University of Nottingham, studying a degree in international relations with the dream of working in diplomacy. A strong proponent of human rights, Sam believes in the goal of creating a more tolerant and open-minded society with a healthy intersectional activism at its base. With these interests in mind he helped cofound More Than 10K during his year on exchange at the University of Connecticut, with the goal of seeking to connect people with vastly different experiences. As a dual-citizen and lover of languages Sam enjoys travelling whenever he can in search of broader horizons and writing about his experiences of new political cultures.

Samuel Jaffe

Sam is a student at the University of Nottingham, studying a degree in international relations with the dream of working in diplomacy. A strong proponent of human rights, Sam believes in the goal of creating a more tolerant and open-minded society with a healthy intersectional activism at its base. With these interests in mind he helped cofound More Than 10K during his year on exchange at the University of Connecticut, with the goal of seeking to connect people with vastly different experiences. As a dual-citizen and lover of languages Sam enjoys travelling whenever he can in search of broader horizons and writing about his experiences of new political cultures.

Louis Pascarella Louis is a Political Science major at UConn, graduating in May of 2017. Louis’ studies focus on notions of power, direct democracy, theories of the state, Middle Eastern studies, and eco-feminism. Louis will continue his work into graduate school, and hopes to teach at a postsecondary institution while continuing to fight for equality and justice.

Louis Pascarella

Louis is a Political Science major at UConn, graduating in May of 2017. Louis’ studies focus on notions of power, direct democracy, theories of the state, Middle Eastern studies, and eco-feminism. Louis will continue his work into graduate school, and hopes to teach at a postsecondary institution while continuing to fight for equality and justice.

 
Zachary Weingart Zach is a Political Science major at UConn, graduating in May 2018.  His areas of study include Middle Eastern history, refugee studies and human rights.  Zach is passionate about analyzing the new political climate in the United States, and hopes to foster understanding and solidarity between refugees and host communities.  He will continue his studies at the graduate level, and will pursue a career in refugee work.  In his spare time, Zach enjoys hiking, skiing, playing music, and spending too much time on the Internet. 

Zachary Weingart

Zach is a Political Science major at UConn, graduating in May 2018.  His areas of study include Middle Eastern history, refugee studies and human rights.  Zach is passionate about analyzing the new political climate in the United States, and hopes to foster understanding and solidarity between refugees and host communities.  He will continue his studies at the graduate level, and will pursue a career in refugee work.  In his spare time, Zach enjoys hiking, skiing, playing music, and spending too much time on the Internet. 

Michael DeMarco Mike is a Computer Science & Engineering major at UConn, graduating in May of 2018. In his spare time, Michael plays cribbage with his friends and plays pick-up basketball. With lessons learned from his time at uni, he wants to bring together like-minded individuals from all walks of life through technology. Michael plans on pursuing a masters degree in Computer Networking.

Michael DeMarco

Mike is a Computer Science & Engineering major at UConn, graduating in May of 2018. In his spare time, Michael plays cribbage with his friends and plays pick-up basketball. With lessons learned from his time at uni, he wants to bring together like-minded individuals from all walks of life through technology. Michael plans on pursuing a masters degree in Computer Networking.

Kay Wilcox Kay is a double major in International Economic Development and Human Rights. Due to the suffocating despair that came with the knowledge that she may never find a job that pays enough to support her avocado and Starbucks addictions, she has a minor in Social Innovation so she can create her own job. She aspires to build a career focused on utilizing business and technological solutions to address social issues. Outside of being a pile of white girl cliches, Kay spends her time open water swimming, trail running, swing dancing, drinking snobby craft brew beers, and fostering a deep love of nice wool socks.

Kay Wilcox

Kay is a double major in International Economic Development and Human Rights. Due to the suffocating despair that came with the knowledge that she may never find a job that pays enough to support her avocado and Starbucks addictions, she has a minor in Social Innovation so she can create her own job. She aspires to build a career focused on utilizing business and technological solutions to address social issues. Outside of being a pile of white girl cliches, Kay spends her time open water swimming, trail running, swing dancing, drinking snobby craft brew beers, and fostering a deep love of nice wool socks.

Arianna Diaz As a first generation American, Arianna believes in the importance of being a global citizen. She keeps this in mind as she pursues a double major in English and International Relations at UConn. In her studies she focuses on transnational migration through  the comparative analysis of Middle Eastern and Latin American migration narratives in terms of immigration, refugee, and asylum policy and organizations. In her free time you can find her dancing swing and blues, trying new food, learning phrases in other languages, and catering to her cat.

Arianna Diaz

As a first generation American, Arianna believes in the importance of being a global citizen. She keeps this in mind as she pursues a double major in English and International Relations at UConn. In her studies she focuses on transnational migration through  the comparative analysis of Middle Eastern and Latin American migration narratives in terms of immigration, refugee, and asylum policy and organizations. In her free time you can find her dancing swing and blues, trying new food, learning phrases in other languages, and catering to her cat.