Fall 2005 Interns
Nicole Haxby received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in July 2005. In the fall of 2003 she participated in the Semester at Sea program of the University of Pittsburg, circumnavigating the globe by ship and visiting 10 countries. Nicole later spent a semester studying Spanish at the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain, and has worked at a UN refugee camp in Zambia. She lives in Corona del Mar, California. Nicole spent some months in Cambodia in the spring of 2006 working with former Woman PeaceMaker Thavory Huot. Nicole is now (summer 2006) in Barcelona where she is taking classes to become a teacher of English as a foreign language.
Eoin O'Sullivan completed an M.A. in International Relations from University College, Cork in 2004, and his master's thesis was on "Al Qaida and Militant Islam: The contemporary terrorist threat." Eoin has also completed study programs on global terrorism and humanitarian assistance with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and once hiked 800 km to raise funds for cancer research. He is from Cork, Ireland.
Victor Salcido is a USD senior majoring in Political Science and History. He has interned with Congresswoman Susan Davis and at the Mexican embassy in Washington D.C., and for MTV's Rock the Vote in San Diego. He also has volunteered with the One Campaign and with Amnesty International; worked on the Howard Dean for President campaign in Iowa and then for the Kerry-Edwards campaign in Arizona; and has been a member of an award-winning Model UN team as well as the Co-Founder of the University of San Diego Young Democrats. Victor is from Yuma, Arizona.
DeMark Schulze graduated this past May from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Biology. He has worked with Notre Dame's Center for Social Concerns and is keenly interested in Catholic social teaching. He spent his last summer in Uganda interviewing Congolese refugees for Notre Dame's Kellogg Institute for International Studies. DeMark also has worked with the local campus chapter of the Children’s Defense Fund as its president and founding member. He is from Middletown, Ohio.
Andrea Szabolcsi graduated in 2006 with an M.A. in American Studies and in 2007 completed a Secondary School Teacher Certification, both from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Andrea has worked in Hungary’s Ministry of Education as a project assistant in the ministry’s English Language Fellow program, where she was responsible for designing and conducting workshops for Hungary’s teachers of English on the meaningful use of the Internet in language teaching. Andrea is currently translating television scripts for Hungarian television, including for the show, Married . . . with Children. She also has volunteered with Amnesty International and worked as a camp counselor in Wisconsin for three successive summers. Andrea is from Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.
Alix Valenti received her B.A. in Business Management and Urban Development from Westminster University in the UK, and completed an M.Sc. in Urban Development Planning at University College, London. Her research interests are in the need to address reconciliation at the local level. Alix has done consultancy work in Accra, Ghana, and has worked as a translator. She is a French national who has lived in Italy and is currently a resident of the UK. After her internship at the IPJ, Alix worked as a trainee at the European Commission (the executive body of the European Union), in the unit that deals with relations with the Southern African region. She drafted End of Term Reviews for various countries, including for Mozambique and for SADC (South Africa Development Community), as well as flash reports that go to the Director General for Development. After her time at the EU was completed, Alix contacted Woman PeaceMaker Mary Ann Arnado and went to the Philippines to help her with her work. Alix accompanied Mary Ann and her colleagues of the Initiatives for International Dialogues on most of their field missions in Mindanao, which usually took place when there was a breach of an existing ceasefire. The trips usually entailed meeting with government military officials on the ground and in command as well as the rebel forces in order to determine what happened and how it was affecting the communities; and then sending out reports to try to clarify the situation. Alix also accompanied a lobbying mission in Manila that met with the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process. She also got the chance to draft the proposal for the creation of the secretariat of a grassroots nongovernmental organization. Following her time in the Philippines, Alix traveled around China and Thailand before returning to Europe.