Westlake Village, CA
Major & Minor:
Global Studies & Professional Writing for Civic Engagement, Women, Culture & Development
Affiliations (on-campus and off-campus):
Daily Nexus, UCSB Girl Up, UCSB Model United Nations, UCSB Housing & Residential Services
Contact Info (email, linkedin, website, etc):
What I plan to do after graduation:
This summer, I plan on traveling to Greece to assist Syrian refugees. In the fall, I will begin my Master's of Human Rights Studies at Columbia University.
How I want to make an impact in the world:
I believe that changing the world comes about when people from different backgrounds interact with one another and form connections. Personally, I hope that every interaction I have with another person leads to the pondering of new ideas on both ends. I aspire to create these interactions through a career in humanitarian aid work and journalism.
Why I chose the Professional Writing Minor:
I always wanted to improve my writing skills and hone in on new types of writing. The Professional Writing Minor itself and its preparatory classes exposed me to a variety of writing that I had not previously done. I essentially chose the Professional Writing Minor in order to become a more professional, experienced and versatile writer.
My most memorable moment at UCSB:
Thinking back to my time at this beautiful campus, I fondly recall the friends that became family and the opportunities that became invaluable experiences. While at UCSB, I took every chance to try something new and focus in on my passions. I am thankful for the peers and mentors that have supported and guided me to do so.
What I will miss the most about UCSB:
I will miss my daily runs through the UCSB lagoon and Campus Point, all the coffee runs I took with my best friends, my fascinating group of residents, and the inspiration I felt being a part of a community of activists.
Effie interns for The Chad Relief Foundation (CRF), an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose objective is to provide assistance to refugees from the Central African Republic in south Chad and to the local population surrounding the refugee camps.
As an intern, Effie searches for grants that the organization can apply for.