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Interns for Fall 2018-19

Elise Shea

Hello! My name is Elise Shea, and I'm very excited to be one of the IS interns this year. Within IS, my concentrations are Political Science and Economics, and I've focused my coursework on humanitarianism and refugees. I'm also a double major with French and Francophone Studies. For me, IS has been a means to thread together my various interests, allowing me to experience how courses such as geographies of mass violence, international macroeconomics, and french cinema inform each other and provided me with a unique and multifaceted educational experience. Please come by to chat about IS, French, your fear of Economics, or anything else.

My office hours are Monday/Wednesday 9:00–10:15 and Tuesday/Thursday 10:30–11:45 in OLB 312, and you can reach me at elshea@vassar.edu.

Shiv Ruparell

Hi! I’m excited to be one of this year’s International Studies Academic Interns. My subject concentrations within the program include Economics and International Politics, while my language concentration is French & Francophone Studies. My IS Senior Thesis uses labour econometrics and political welfare theory to explore the possibility of a Guaranteed Basic Income program in Canada. For JYA, I spent two semesters in France, with VWPP (Paris III) in the fall and at Sciences Po Paris in the spring.

If you have any questions about the IS program, the above experiences, or anything else, please stop by to chat during my office hours (Mondays from 2:00–5:00 and Wednesday from 2:00–4:00 in OLB 312)! For any questions regarding pre-registration, course selection, or departmental requirements, please first note that the department has a new set of requirements effective as of 2019 which can be found online or at the IS offices in the OLB.