Alumni News Highlights

Our Global Learning alumni are taking up the world by storm, and we couldn’t be more proud! Learn more about what your fellow alumni are doing. Are you also rocking the post-graduation world? Then, tell us so we can brag about you too! Click here to send us an update.

Got my first job! Working at Radical Partners

This story was published in FIU News by Yenisleidy Simon Mengana. Name: Luisana Zambrano Diaz Hometown: Valencia, Venezuela Degree/Major: International relations, minor in political science and certificate in public policy. Graduated with the Global Learning Medallion. Where are you working? Title? Radical Partners, associate How did you get your job? A really good friend encouraged me to apply, several interviews and a lot a patience. Best decision Continue Reading

Alumna embraces her potential thanks to GL program

This story was written by Gisela Valencia before the coronavirus pandemic began and before the “new normal” started. Cindy Makita-Dodd ’18 has seen firsthand the damage gender inequality can cause. Originally from South Africa, she came to FIU with a vision to empower women in her home country and in her new home, Miami. Thoughts of impacting the entire world, Continue Reading

Got my first job! Working at Global Ties Miami as a program manager

This story was published in FIU News by Yenisleidy Simon Mengana. Name: Alexandra Ruiz Hometown: Miami, Florida Degree/Major: Bachelor’s in anthropology with a certificate in leadership studies, Global Learning Medallion graduate Where are you working? Title? I am currently the program manager at Global Ties Miami, a nonprofit organization that works with the state department on international exchange programs. The mission of Global Ties Miami is Continue Reading

Alumnus named prestigious human rights fellow

This story was published in FIU News by Gisela Valencia. Last week Adam-Joseph Ropizar ’20 grabbed his lap top and launched into a virtual meeting with a cadre of international scholars hailing from places like Germany, Greece and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Within the next few weeks, he’ll also be attending virtual discussions with a number of leading international thinkers, scholars, Continue Reading

Becoming a global citizen

This story was published in FIU News by Gisela Valencia. This story was written before the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and before the “new normal” began.  As a middle school student in Florida, Medjy Pierre-Louis found out her father had never been taught to read as a child in Haiti. From that moment on, Pierre-Louis made it her mission Continue Reading

Alumnus helps companies navigate the new world of remote work

This story was published in FIU News by Jordan Cross-Ogiste. Ilan Timerman ’19 has never been one to sit back at any organization of which he has been a part. During his time at FIU—before he graduated with a bachelor’s in sustainability and the environment—Timerman was campus director for Hult Prize; a staff member at StartUP FIU; secretary of transportation and Continue Reading

Their ceremony went virtual. They had a ball

This story was published in FIU News by David Drucker. Global Learning Program Manager Yenisleidy Simon Mengana was a little hesitant. Every year, the Global Learning Medallion team hosts a ceremony to celebrate students who have completed the program. These students have finished extensive courses, activities and projects designed to enhance their global perspectives. This year’s recognition was scheduled for Continue Reading

Got my first job! Tackling health disparities

This story was published in FIU News by Yenisleidy Simon Mengana. Name: Yandra Mariano Hometown: Miami, FL Degree/Major: Psychology and interdisciplinary studies from FIU’s Honors College. Graduated with the Global Learning Medallion. Where are you working? Title? The Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work as a research coordinator for To Reach Unrestricted Services for Transgender women (TRUST) How did you get your job? A friend of mine Continue Reading

Young alumni share 5 tips to overcome graduation anxiety

This story was published in FIU News by Yenisleidy Simon Mengana.  The Office of Global Learning Initiatives, in partnership with the Honors College, hosted an alumni panel titled “You Got This: The Truth about Post-Grad Life!” yesterday as part of Panther Alumni Week (PAW). Now in its seventh year, PAW brings alumni back to campus for current students to engage with them. “You Got This” featured Continue Reading

Got my first job! Working for Teach for America

This story was published in FIU News by Yenisleidy Simon Mengana.  Name: Robinson Ospina Hometown: Tampa, FL Degree/Major: International relations; Global Learning Medallion graduate Where are you working? Title? New Orleans/ Middle School Social Studies Teacher How did you get your job? I got my job through Teach For America, who was my biggest support during the process. What was your greatest fear going into your first Continue Reading