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Kimberly Grano


Undergraduate Degree
  • Class of 2015
  • IDP Major(s): Asian Studies Major|Global Studies Major
While At UCLA

Travel Study:
Global Studies, New York: International Cooperation in an Era of Globalization - 2014
UCEAP Seoul, Korea: Yonsei International Summer School - 2012

Activities & Work:
Activities Director - Project WILD (Working for Immigrant Literacy Development) 2012-2015
External Vice President - Liberty in North Korea at UCLA 2012-2015
Barista - Jimmy's and Cafe 451 2014-2015
Intern - U.S. State Department Virtual Student Foreign Service Program, U.S. Consulate in Shanghai 2013-2014
UCDC Fellow - Intern at the Center for International Policy 2013
Opinion Columnist - UCLA Daily Bruin 2011-2013

Recipient of the 2015 Global Studies Senior Thesis Award for "Friends of the Court: An Analysis of the Impact of Non-Governmental Organizations at the International Criminal Court"

View research paper, thesis, or dissertation: p0rscrrd_nbd.pdf

Advice for Current International Institute IDP Students

If you can't get away for a quarter during the school year because of work or campus activities, make the most of your summers! Some of my favorite memories from my four years as a UCLA student occurred during the summer, when I participated in programs away from campus. Studying abroad, interning through the UCDC program, and participating in the Global Studies New York travel study course were some of the most valuable experiences that my UCLA education has given me. And summer travels made being back on campus in the fall that much more exciting!