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Nicole is a graduate student at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She is currently pursuing a degree in International Education Management and completed her undergraduate studies at Auburn University in 2014 where she majored in Foreign Language Education-Spanish. Nicole studied abroad in Spain while at Auburn University and has traveled throughout Europe as well as Central and South America.
Prior to beginning her studies at MIIS she taught high school Spanish I & II in her home state of Alabama. In addition to foreign language study and international education, Nicole is passionate about social entrepreneurship, and thinking of innovative ways to use business for social impact. This summer she will work with the nonprofit organization Nica Nadadores in Managua, Nicaragua.
Robert is currently a junior at the University of Delaware pursuing a degree in marketing with a minor in management information systems. In addition to his studies, Robbie is currently working as a leasing agent for a new housing project developing his sales and marketing skills. Previous work experience of note includes working for the Houston Rockets, specifically for the team travel coordinator, during the summer 2014.
Robbie has traveled extensively from trekking the Andes in Peru, to scuba diving in the Cenotes of Mexico, exploring the Jungles of Belize, and navigating the canals of France. He has developed a broader view of the environment and the world at large. Robbie brings an engaging strong work ethic, organizational skills and an interest in cultural differences in developing countries around the world. This summer Robert will work in Nepal with the Himalayan Climate Initiative.
Born in New York City, Steven has lived all around from China to California before finally settling in Seattle, his hometown. The last two years of his high school were spent at United World College Costa Rica, basically a high school United Nations, where he was exposed to many different cultures from all around the world. There, he realized not only the vast injustices that plague the world, but also the sheer and vast possibility for change. The defining lesson of the experience was the Golden Rule: what you wish upon others, you wish upon yourself.
At Middlebury, Steven is pursuing a degree in Political Science and Geography as he believes that any sort of change will center around the issues of power and space.
Steven eventually wants to work for the United Nations. Last summer, Steven worked in street children education and rehabilitation in Ethiopia and Kenya. This winter, Steven participated in a study of the effects of climate change on high-altitude indigenous communities in Peru.