Reed was selected to teach a service learning course to undergraduates at Duke focused on grant writing, fundraising, and educating her peers about the most pressing social issues in the Durham community. Some of Reed’s service to the Latin American community includes: Teaching English in Chitre, Panama for elementary students, parents, and school administrators Working in the ESL department of Watts Elementary schoolTeaching at the Durham International Montessori School in the La Casa Spanish Language Immersion Department
Some of her favorite courses:LATAMER 198: Latin American Left Turns: A NewPolicy for the 21st Century?(Professor John French and Alexandre Fortes)ECON 196: Irrationality in EconomicsI LOVED this class because it was with arenowned behavioral economist and I learned whywe do not behave like the rational, self-interested, and emotionless actors of economicmodels).NEUROSCI 137: NeuroethicsI got to study how the behavioral and theneurosciences are changing the way we thinkabout economics, law, and politics.ECON 195: Financial Risk Management
Some of her most memorable momentsat Duke have been her interactions withinternational students. Reed loveshearing first hand about the historicalevents and the political leaders that shereads about in classes! She studied abroad in Madrid and focused on Brazil in all of her classes related to Latin America, because “—like the rest of the world—I am fascinated with Lula.”
Her plans after graduation include driving cross-country with her roommate, helping Dr. Becker finish working on his new book, studying for the GRE and taking Portuguese classes to prepare fora Master’s degree in Economics. (Possible graduate programs include: El Colegio de Mexico, UDLA in Quito, and the Vargas Foundation in Brazil). Eventually, she would like to work in consulting or investment banking in Latin America.
Volunteer Activities Assisted with research on racial inequality in education at the Civil Rights Center at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Provided one-on-one tutoring in English through Gente Aprendiendo Nuevas Oportunidades (GANO) Volunteer Development Coordinator of Manna Project International, where she helped prepare volunteers for a spring break service trip to Ecuador Participated in WISER, where she transcribed interviews on HIV/AIDS education programs in KenyaTexture by SophieG* via Flickr
Academic Achievements Member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Duke Political Science Honor Society Research Awards: Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, Mellon Grant from CLACS, and an ICS travel grant to conduct research in Brazil for her thesis. Dean’s List with Distinction Published Work “Democratization in Chile: An Analysis of the 1988 Plebiscite” Duke Political Science Standard 2011 and various other publications while at COHA (2011)Texture by SophieG* via Flickr
Katie is part of the Duke International Relations Association, Duke Moot Court, and the Editorial Board for Duke Political Science Standard . Study Abroad Geneva (summer 2009) Brazil (summer 2010) Madrid (fall 2010) After graduation she will attend Harvard Law SchoolTexture by Photoluminary.com
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