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Meet Our Team of Interns!

Isabel and Janki (left to right) promoting WAC at last week’s Stowe Action Fair
Margaret and Colin (left to right) helping to spread the word about WAC!

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut is excited to welcome our new team of interns for the summer of 2014! Be sure to say hi to them at our next program. Here’s a little bit about everyone:

Colin McLaughlin
Colby College ’14

Chamonix, France

Colin, a recent college graduate with a double major in Global Studies and French, is enjoying his second summer interning at WAC. An Education Assistant Intern, Colin is currently helping with preparations for this year’s Model UN program, which include recruiting new schools, compiling information on previous programs, and developing the online registration. Fluent in French, Colin spent a semester during his junior year studying abroad in Dijon, France. After this summer, Colin is looking to begin his career in international affairs in Washington, DC. His favorite place he’s traveled to is Dublin, Ireland. His global summer reading book recommendation is “Asia’s Cauldron” by Robert D. Kaplan.


Janki Viroja
Boston University ‘16

Boston, Massachusetts

Janki, a rising junior, is a double major in International Relations and Psychology, with a Pre-Law concentration. As a Program Assistant Intern, Janki has been working to prepare for the World Quest competition in June, a fun annual trivia competition. A first generation American, Janki speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish. She will be spending her spring semester of 2015 studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland. Her favorite place she’s traveled to is the Agra Fort, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, near the Taj Mahal, because it’s a never ending maze of beauty and history. Her global summer reading recommendations are “The Social Construction of the Ocean” by Philip E. Steinberg and “Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military” by Hussain Haqqani.


Isabel Monteleone
Trinity College ‘16

Verona, Italy

Isabel, a rising junior, is a Public Policy and Law major, with a minor in Urban Studies. She is eager to expand her knowledge in anything Italian. As a Program Assistant Intern, Isabel has been helping to create the press release, media advisory, and target list for the Executive Forum with the Italian Ambassador to the U.S. happening later this month, as well as assisting with creating emails about other programs. A first-generation American and a dual citizen, Isabel speaks fluent Italian. She will be studying abroad for her junior academic year at The London School of Economics to study Social Policy beginning in September. Her favorite place she’s traveled to is Verona, Italy. Her global summer reading book recommendation is “The Idealist” by Nina Munk.


Margaret House
Brown University ‘17

Alsace, France

Margaret, a rising sophomore, is intending to double major in Economics and Public Health. As an Education Assistant Intern, Margaret is helping to create a new committee for the Model UN program, to develop informational documents about our programs, and to plan a workshop on human trafficking for the fall. Margaret’s favorite place she’s traveled to is Ecuador, where she went on a Biology trip in the Galapagos Islands to study the biodiversity of the area. She has also traveled extensively throughout Europe and is fluent in French. In addition, her family has hosted foreign exchange students from Thailand and Italy. Her global summer reading book recommendation is “Obama’s Wars” by Bob Woodward.

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