Spring 2005 Interns
Nicholas Frampton earned his B.A. in Politics from the University of Nottingham in England, with specializations in: Issues and Concepts in Social Justice; the Government and Politics of the USA; Political Utopianism, Soviet Politics from 1917 to 1953; and The Politics of Democratic Spain. He has worked at GlaxoSmithKline in Worthing, England; and at the Department of Work and Pensions, also in Worthing, among other posts. Nicholas has traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as to Fiji, Mexico, and South Africa. His interests include soccer, surfing, and music, including organizing a weekly student/community music event at Nottingham.
Stacey Olson received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison last December with a double major in International Studies and Spanish. She studied the previous year in Madrid, and since last summer has worked at the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice in Madison, mediating between employees and employers to resolve work issues, translating for clients who speak only Spanish, and generally advocating for worker rights. Previously, Stacey worked as a literacy intern at the Madison Area Literacy Council teaching English and helping with fundraisers, and as a tutor at the Centro Hispano Juventud Program in Madison. Her academic interests include developing countries, Russian politics, and African international relations.
Rowena Espíritu Paz is majoring in International Studies-Political Science at UCSD, with a minor in Chinese Studies, and is graduating in June 2007. After graduation, Rowena plans to move to the San Francisco Bay Area, as she has accepted a position with Google. From June 2005 to January 2006, Rowena studied at the UC-Peking University Joint Center for International Studies in Beijing. At UCSD, Rowena was an active member of the Chancellor's Undergraduate Leadership and Diversity Initiative; as a UCSD College Ambassador; and as an Orientation Leader at Eleanor Roosevelt College. Rowena also interned at the Victim/Witness Protection Program of the Fullerton County Court, and at the International Cooperative Child Care Center at UCSD. She served as the Secretary General in the Model United Nations Program at Whitney High School where she directed the creation of the MUN Research Database. Her interests include reading, politics, debate, theater, surfing, and cooking.
Annie Vikengren is studying for her M.A. in International Relations at Alliant International University, having received her B.A. in International Relations from Alliant. She has worked as mentor coordinator at Alliant, supervising 22 mentors and tutors and others, and organizing the "Student Opportunity Program" for at-risk Freshmen. Annie has been active in many other university activities, including as a Resident Advisor and Student Orientation Coordinator. Annie is a Swedish national who is bilingual in Swedish and English and worked as an activity coordinator at the Frolunda Refugee Camp in Frolunda, Sweden, managing "Open House" activities for 120 young refugee camp residents. She has traveled extensively in Europe, Southeast Asia, and North Africa.