Lauren Bisio (MARS-REERS ’15) admits that returning to an academic setting after eight years as a modern dancer was not easy. “Dancing and going to rehearsals and working a lot of different part-time jobs to pay the rent, I was used to constantly multi-tasking,” she says.
Casey Michel (MARS-REERS ’15) never intended to go to graduate school.
Ilke Zekiye Denizli (SIPA ’15) was born in Istanbul and moved with her family to New Jersey when she was seven. The family planned on returning to Turkey, but “it just never happened,” says Denizli, who found herself straddling two worlds.
Kelsey Davis (MARS-REERS ’15) discovered her interest in Russian history by chance—she was taking a modern European history course at the end of her sophomore year at Texas A&M University-Kingsville when her professor briefly mentioned the Gulag. “Russia is not really a prevalent field of study in Texas,” says Davis.
We’re delighted to see our Harriman Junior Fellow and research assistant (East Central European Center), Filip Tuček, featured on the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)’s “A View From the Class.” Read the post below: Filip Tuček MIA ’15 is concentrating in international security policy at SIPA.