Fall Ambassadors 2015
Rwanda & Uganda
Greg Barber is a junior psychology major with a minor in African-American Studies from Atlanta, Georgia. This semester he is studying abroad with SIT (School of International Training) as the Robert Kantor Scholar in the east African countries of Rwanda and Uganda where he is learning about genocide restoration and peace-building. He will be researching what positive coping strategies the orphans of the 1994 genocide against Tustis put in place to not only heal from the traumatic impact of the genocide, but to also become progressive members of the Rwandan society.
Nia is a senior at Towson University double majoring in International Studies and Spanish. After graduating she plans to continue her work as a Community Outreach Liaison for the Hispanic Access Foundation. Apart from traveling to various countries in central America, Nia spent 4 months studying at La Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Synclaire Butler was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and is now a junior at Spelman College. She majors in Comparative Women's Studies and Sociology/Anthropology. Upon graduating, Synclaire plans on enrolling in a dual degree program to receive her JD and PhD.
China & South Africa
Jonathan Thibeaux is a writer, motivator, and certified dreamer from Lafayette, LA. The ‘country born culture connoisseur’ is currently a student at Morehouse College and is working hard to catapult himself from a pre-medical past into the world of media and entertainment, specifically strategic integration and marketing. Choosing to defer his degree for a year, he will be spending a year in Shanghai, China and Cape Town, South Africa for an immersive educational experience. While in China, he served as a brand ambassador for Black Beyond Borders and was a feature student blogger for IES Abroad. You can also check out CrookeduniversiTy for some of his past work. Through his blog and partnerships, he hopes to provide a genuine and vulnerable view of himself, without the pressure to conform to social constructs. He hopes to work in marketing and strategic integration.