Rob is a sophomore from Quezon City, Philippines majoring in Economics and likely International & Global Studies. As a member of last year’s Rohatyn Global Scholars and now an intern for the Global Fellows, he is interested in economic neoliberalism in globalization, international trade, and practices of international development in the Global South. On campus, Rob is a Residential Assistant for Gifford, a Co-Treasurer of Southeast Asian Society, and a consultant for Middlebury Consulting Group. In his scarce free time, he enjoys reading translated fiction and browsing through Ikea’s catalog for his future apartment.
Kayden is a sophomore who majors in International and Global Studies with a concentration in Global Environmental Change. As a member of the second RGS cohort, Kayden is interested in problems surrounding food systems around the world and the ways small-scale agroecological and permaculture practices can transform these food systems for the greater good. When he isn’t doing homework, you can find Kayden working on his pride and joy, RAISINS (Radical Asians Club), or talking about his adorable dog Brady. Despite his big burly looks, Kayden likes to inform people that he did in fact cry watching the Barbie Movie… three times. They are fluent in French and Spanish, and are learning Portuguese and Tagalog.
Chris (he/him) is a junior from Williamsburg, Virginia who double-majors in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBBC) and Religion. A member of the RGS inaugural cohort (2021-2022) and returning RCGA intern, Chris is interested in global healthcare access, biomedical ethics, LGBTQ+ rights, and global poverty. On campus he co-directs the Rohatyn Student Advisory Board and the Middlebury SGA Academic Affairs Committee. He is also an organic chemistry tutor and a college application mentor. When he is not battling through copious readings, Chris enjoys kayaking, seashells hunting, playing amateur tennis, cross country skiing, and baking award-winning treats (yes, really!).
Grace (she/her) is a junior from Plymouth, New Hampshire majoring in biology and minoring in political science. Grace was in the inaugural Rohatyn Global Scholars cohort and continued as a Rohatyn Global Fellows with a focus on the Global Security program the following year. As an Intern for the Global Fellows Program, she is eager to explore ecological and climactic threats to global stability. Outside of RCGA, Grace is a member of the women’s lacrosse team and is the treasurer for Nutritional Outreach Mentoring. Her hobbies include backcountry skiing, backpacking, and reading excessive amounts of Dan Brown.
Meera (she/her) is a junior and an international student from Singapore and India. She is majoring in International Politics and Economics, with a focus in Arabic. She is the Co-Director of RSAB along with Chris, and this is her second year at RSAB. As an RCGA intern, Meera is a Global Fellows intern. Her interests include international institutions, policymaking, extremism, and gender equity. On campus, Meera is also part of MiddWOW and on the board of the Riddim World Dance Troupe. Alongside dancing, her hobbies include hiking, swimming in Vermont, and spending time with her friends.
Srivats is a junior Feb from Monterey, California and Chennai, India and a Political Science and History double major at Middlebury College. Srivats had the opportunity to be a member of the second RGS cohort (2022-23) and enjoyed exploring his passion for diplomacy and compromise when creating solutions that work globally. Aside from his work for the RCGA intern focusing on social media outreach and design, Srivats works for the Advancement Office, serves on the SGA Finance Committee, MiddVotes, Civics in Action, and competes in Mock Trial. In his free time, Srivats enjoys traveling, a good movie or book, or taking his dogs on nice long walks.
Madaket is a sophomore from Reading, Massachusetts. As a member of the second RGS cohort, Madaket is interested in nonproliferation and counter-terrorism. For majors, she is currently deciding between International and Global Studies with a concentration in African Studies and International Politics and Economics. She is learning French and hopes to study either in Cameroon or St. Andrews (Scotland). Madaket is on the varsity field hockey team, which has won the last five Division III NCAA titles, and is a Campus Ambassador for the Middlebury chapter of The Women’s Network. This past summer, she traveled to Argentina with her field hockey team and visited amazing sites such as Puente de la Mujer (the Woman’s Bridge). During what little free time she has, you will find Madaket singing Disney throwback songs with her suite mates.
Mehr is a sophomore who majors in International Politics and Economics. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi and plans to gain fluency in French and Arabic. At Middlebury, she is a Project Assistant at the Center of Community Engagement as well as a RCGA intern focusing on podcast editing. As an international student who grew up in India and Hong Kong, she is motivated to make an impact on both local and global communities. Beyond her major, she is also passionate about history and literature (specifically South Asian) and spends hours at a bookstore. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh is her favorite book of the year, but overall she loves to read magical realism novels.
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