David Miller is a junior at UNCW, majoring in political science with a minor in international affairs. David was enlisted in the Marine Corps for five years before becoming a student at UNCW, and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as humanitarian missions in Ghana, Senegal, and Operation Unified Response responding to the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti. David is very interested in international affairs and hopes to be employed by the state department after graduation.
Stephanie Pipkin is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in International Affairs and Professional Writing. Stephanie has studied abroad in Manchester, England and plans to study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic this coming fall. After graduating from UNCW, she plans on attending graduate school.
Group 2 Samantha Duncan and Jeremy Rowley
Samantha Duncan is a 21 year old in her Junior year at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Samantha will receive her B.A. in Political Science and Criminology, as well as a minor in Women's Studies. Samantha's plan after graduating from undergraduate school at UNCW is to go to Law School in hopes of becoming an Assistant District Attorney in a Sex Crimes division. She looks forward to being involved with the Great Decisions program, and learn as well as educate others on the topics at hand.
Jeremy is a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington; He is majoring in Political Science and have hopes of working for the State Department after Graduation in 2013. He has spent four years on active duty as a United States Marine. While two of those years have been spent abroad in Japan. This is his second consecutive semester in Great Decisions. He is also an officer and a senior member of the UNCW Triathlon Club, and a member of the Student Veterans Organization.
Group 3 Sarah Barnett and Kabir Sayed
Sarah Ashley Barnett is a junior at UNC Wilmington majoring in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice. She currently works as a legal assistant at a law firm in Wilmington and plans to attend law school after graduation. Sarah Ashley is an active member of the Gamma Kappa chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity, serving on the executive board as Social and Risk Management Chair. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda (SAL) National Leadership and Honors Organization, UNCW’s Pre-Law Society, and maintains her status as a Chancellor’s List student.
Kabir Syed is a Senior in his last semester at UNCW, majoring in Political Science. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Kabir has lived on Wrightsville Beach for the past four years and has been preparing for eventually attending Law School after graduation. He has traveled abroad to places such as China, Pakistan, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and the Carribean. Kabir's interests include Tennis, Skiing, The Washington Redskins and Tar Heels Basketball.
Group 4 Joseph Chambers and Joe Harris
Joseph Chambers is a senior pursuing two Bachelor of Arts degrees in French and International Studies, focusing on Globalization as well as Europe, accompanied by a minor in International Affairs. After having spent the 2011-2012 academic year in Nantes, France studying French as a foreign language and European History, he is planning to graduate in May 2012. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Joseph plans relocate to France in search of work experience abroad and possibly a career.
Joe Harris is a junior Political Science and International Studies double major. This is his second year attending UNCW and is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He have aspirations of attending law school or graduate school upon graduation at UNCW.
Group 5 Austin Cloyed and Daphne Henning
Austin Cloyed comes from the mountains of North Carolina and is currently a senior at UNCW. He is a double major in Spanish & International Studies with minors in Latin American Studies and International Relations. He has studied abroad in Chile and Uruguay and has worked briefly in Australia. Following graduation in 2013 he plans to teach English in Brazil.
Daphne Henning is a senior majoring in International Studies, specializing in Globalization, and minoring in International Affairs. She spent the spring semester of 2012 studying abroad in Swansea, UK, and interning for a Member of Parliament. She has done extensive traveling in the United States and western Europe, and participated in a missions trip to Belize in 2007. After she graduates, she plans to work for the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer or with the CIA as an Analyst."
Group 6 Kerry Guy and Will Taylor
Kerry Guy is a sophomore here at UNCW. She is majoring in Criminology with a minor in International Affairs. In the future, Kerry would like to pursue a career working in the Department of Homeland Security or the U.S. Department of State.
Will is a senior at UNCW. He majors in Political Science and minors in Public Administration and International Affairs. He has been apart of many student organizations and groups on campus, which the bulk has included the Student Government Association, Chancellors Committees (one example is the Tuition and Fees Committee), Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and being a Resident Assistant. Not only that Will has worked for multiple political campaigns. After Graduation in May, he will go abroad for the summer and hopefully attend graduate school. Will wanted to be a part of Great Decisions, because this class has always been a subject of interest to him, and he loves learning new things about International Affairs!
Group 7 Ali Parker and Blake Thompson
Ali Parker is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island. She is a senior in the Political Science major, International Affairs and Spanish minor. During the Spring 2012 semester, she studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Ali work at the Student Recreation Center and have been a Seahawk Link for two years. Ali loves to travel and learn about new cultures and countries. Upon graduation in May 2013, she will continue her love of travel by teaching abroad or serving comminutes around the world.
Blake is a rising senior majoring in Public and International Affairs at UNC-Wilmington. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Blake showed an interest in politics at an early age. Now at 22 years old he has done work for several campaigns in the Wilmington area for various public offices. After graduation he plans to attend law school and pursue a career in Criminal law. In his spare time Blake enjoys spending time at the beach and attending local concerts in Wilmington. He has a strong interest in International Affairs and looks forward to a great semester and the Great Decisions lecture series in Spring 2013.
Group 8 Kelyn Brame and Craig Yarboro
Kelyn Brame is a senior at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is double majoring in Political Science and Communication Studies. After graduating in the spring, she hopes to attend graduate school in the fall. Kelyn has studied abroad in Marseille, France.
Craig Yarboro Jr is a Senior double majoring in Political Science and Economics.He is planning to pursue a joint J.D. and M.B.A following graduation.
Group 9 Michael DiNunzio and William Maxwell
Born right outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Michael DiNunzio enjoys supporting his home teams in baseball and football. Since he has moved to Wilmington to attend UNCW, Michael has found surfing as a great means to unwhind when he is not studying for his bachelor's degree in Anthropology or working as a line cook at Red Robin. Michael hopes to graduate at the end of next semester and looks forward to venturing out into the job market. He chose to be a part of Great Decisions so that he could become more aware of the world at large and what’s going on in it. In turn Michael feels that being aware of many international issues may help towards finding a job internationally.
William D Maxwell is a Junior at UNC-Wilmington. He is an Environmental Science major, while being a double minor in Political Science and Music. After Graduation, William wants to work in the Environmental Branch of the Army Core of Engineers or the EPA up in Norfolk, VA or Washington D.C.