Meet the Members

Global Corps is a student organization that serves as an extension of the Global Programs Office in Poole College of Management to educate Poole students about the value of global experiences and the variety of opportunities available on campus and abroad. To that end, Global Corps seeks to increase cultural awareness and global engagement among Poole students. While Global Corps seeks to serve all students in the College, it has a particular focus on increasing underrepresented student participation in these programs. Meet our awesome members here!

Natalie Stewart

Class & Major: Senior in Accounting – Financial Analysis

Program: Summer in Piacenza, Italy

Lessons from abroad: “One of the most important things that my time abroad taught me is the value of trying new things and getting outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes pushing yourself to do things that you wouldn’t normally do can make you a better person in the end and teach you a lot about yourself in the process.”

Tom Driscoll

Class & Major: Sophomore in Business Administration – Undeclared

Program: Summer in Sevilla, Spain

Reasons for studying abroad: “I was interested in studying abroad because I wanted to experience a new culture and understand how business is done in another part of the world.”

Thomas Sievers

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Supply Chain

Program: Summer in Sevilla, Spain

Memories from abroad: “My summer study abroad trip ended in Barcelona on the night that just happened to be the summer solstice. We heard that there was going to be a huge celebration on the beach so we all went after dinner. It was a picturesque ending to our experience, watching endless fireworks with thousands of other people on the beach as we reminisced about our five weeks together that seemed more like five years.”

Emma Coggins

Class & Major: Sophomore in Business Administration – Finance

Program: International Business Dual Degree – French Track

Reasons to join IBDD: “Understanding other cultures is incredibly important to me, and I believe one of the only ways to truly understand a new region or lifestyle is to become fully immersed in it. Studying abroad is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your choice of study, while also learning more about the world around you. I’ve decided to spend two years in Reims, France, and I look forward to being a member of their community, taking advantage of all it has to offer.”

Nahum Adhanom

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Human Resources

Program: Summer in Sevilla, Spain

Reasons for studying abroad: “I wanted to gain a global perspective, see the world, and take in a new culture while also taking classes towards a degree!”

Kasey Corn

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Finance

Program: Semester in Valencia, Spain

Lessons from abroad: “The most important thing I learned while I was abroad was to be open to new experiences, people and situations. Things did not go as planned more often than not, and I had to adapt to whatever happened. My biggest accomplishments and greatest experiences came from situations where I was completely out of my comfort zone.”

Jonah Lane

Class & Major: Senior in Economics

Program: Semester in Lille, France

Memories from abroad: “One of my favorite memories was seeing the cliffs at Étretat in Normandie. The wind was pushing me close to the edge and the view was breathtaking. It was a moment I’ll never forget.”

Samantha Shober

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Information Technology

Program: Semester in Piacenza, Italy and Valencia, Spain

Lessons from abroad: “Traveling expands the mind through exposure to different perspectives, and I believe that you cannot truly understand something until you have looked at it from all angles. Studying abroad has provided me with a more globalized viewpoint that I can utilize when approaching situations in the future. My global experiences have also helped grow my confidence as an individual, and further develop my cultural sensitivity. The world is a diverse place, and exposure to such diversity will help me in the business world, as I will be able to relate to a larger quantity of people and experiences.”

Kaylee McBride

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Finance

Program: Summer in Shanghai, China

Reasons for studying abroad: “One of my passions is traveling internationally. However, I was motivated to study abroad because I knew the experience would allow me to grow in all aspects of my life and would be different than simply traveling abroad. I want to be culturally sensitive and aware in my personal and professional life.”

Shankavi Kajendrakumar

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Human Resources

Program: Summer in Shanghai, China

Views on diversity abroad:To me, diversity is when one comes together with people from other walks of life, no matter what race, religion, gender, or anything else that sets them apart from you. Diversity abroad is important because I think being exposed to people and cultures that are different from your own can be a great learning experience.”

Caroline Peters

Class & Major: Sophomore in Business Administration – Human Resources

Program: International Business Dual Degree – French Track

Reasons to join IBDD: “Over the course of my years studying French, I’ve developed an affinity for the language and a deep respect for much of French culture. I want to further this passion through immersion, allowing me to gain a deeper insight to the way of life and business practices in France and other places my travels might take me.”

Jack Navaroli

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Finance

Program: Summer in Reutlingen, Germany

Advice to Study Abroad Students: “Try to make friends from the country you are visiting. It is cool to have conversations and keep in contact with someone who lives in such a different place than you.”

Jennie Boase

Class & Major: Junior in Business Administration – Human Resources

Program: Summer in Piacenza, Italy

Lessons from abroad: “Time spent planning can often be wasted time, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it or that you should sweat it when things go wrong. Adapting is essential, and making the best out of each situation you’re thrown into makes a massive difference in how you experience the world.”

Alena Turner

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Supply Chain

Program: Summer in Piacenza, Italy

Reasons for studying abroad: “I had previously lived abroad and lost much of my Italian language skills living in the United States and wanted to increase my translation skills. It was also amazing to experience the culture of Northern Italy which was different from where I had lived.”

Michele Han

Class & Major: Senior in Business Administration – Supply Chain

Program: Semester in Barcelona, Spain

Memories from abroad: “My favorite memory is my weekend trip to Valencia, Spain. I travelled there with a group of friends that I met through my program. We saw the Las Fallas parade, a traditional celebration for the start of spring. Afterwards, we all watched a fireworks show. It was crazy to see how much I have learned since the start of the program, and how close my friendships are with people I’ve only know for a few months.”