Graduates 2015-2016

Arianna Talaie ’16 Senior Profile: Hispanic Studies and Government

talaieArianna Talaie majored in Government and Hispanic Studies during her time here at the College, combining her two passions of foreign policy and languages. Her interests in globalization, diplomacy and transnational migration led her to walk 75 miles of the Camino de Santiago route across northern Spain during the summer of 2014 to advance research on liberalized global migration policies. The following winter, she moved to La Plata, Argentina to pursue a human rights program for sixth months. Arianna simultaneously enrolled in the School of Law and Judicial Sciences at La Universidad Nacional de La Plata while interning at the Committee Against Torture (Comité contra la Tortura) at the Commission for Memory (Comisión Provincial por la Memoria), analyzing denouncements from prisoners in the province of Buenos Aires and working to produce a yearly report on torture within jails. On campus, she served as international site leader for the student-run Bridges to Community trip to the rural provinces of Nicaragua, where she helped build houses for underserved families, and has upheld her role as Editor-in-Chief of the Monitor, Journal for International Studies since April of 2015. Arianna has since gone on to intern for the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. and has presented her data on Latin American international relations methodologies in Nagoya, Japan to Ph.D. candidates and professors there.