Meet Social Science Scholar Laura Escher

My name is Laura Escher, and I am a senior International Affairs major with Concentrations in Modern Languages and Economics. I would like to thank the Social Science Scholar Program, Dr. John Mayo, Dr. Tom Taylor, and the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy for the opportunity this past summer to fund a summer…

Social Science Scholar: La Asociacion CREAR, Art Program Aide Intern

Without the generous funding and informative leadership seminar that Social Science Scholars provided me with, interning with an organization abroad would have been unimaginable. I am so thankful for the summer experience of living and working in rural Costa Rica. Through this trip, I was able to directly impact the communities of Playa Samara and El Torito by engaging the children in lessons that contribute to their personal growth. Interning with La Asociacion CREAR has also provided me with an intercultural experience that has allowed me to view the world through a new perspective.