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Jennifer Patton

Undergraduate Degree
  • Class of 2011
  • IDP Major(s): Global Studies Major
  • Additional Major(s): German
While At UCLA

Global Studies Travel Study New York Summer 2009, CAPPP Quarter in Washington Program Spring 2010.

Extracurriculars: High School Conference Secretary General for UCLA Model United Nations, Administrative Assistant for CAPPP Quarter in Washington Program, Project Manager for Atlantic Partnership in Washington DC, Intern at Infanterix Preschool in Munich, Germany.

Awards: College Honors Program, Book Award for academic performance from the UCLA German Department Recipient of the Honorable Mention Designation for the Global Studies Senior Thesis 2010-2011

Undergraduate Research: "Insecurity for the Underdeveloped World: Monopolization of Violence and the New Wars in an Era of Globalization" with faculty advisor Russell Burgos

View research paper, thesis, or dissertation: rf1_4f6c2215.pdf

Advice for Current International Institute IDP Students

Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in travel study programs and other study abroad opportunities. Also explore the wonderful language programs at UCLA, which offer many courses that cross over with the Global Studies major. The Global Studies senior seminar is a great capstone experience, and it is wise to choose one that works with your thesis topic.