Senior Jelisa Jay Robinson will serve as the 2013-2014 IE Citizen Scholars president. Jelisa will continue the work of Paulina Sosa, Oscar Ayala, and Sarah Kettles, past presidents of IE Citizen Scholars.
Jelisa is a Latin American studies and Theatre and Dance major. She is excited to be serving as president and remembers fondly her IE experience. “I worked with IE two times–once with Abra Chusid a Theatre for Youth Grad Student and Rene Carrasco a Spanish Ph.D. candidate. Both experiences allowed me to sit in on graduate classes, get to know faculty and have the support of a grad student.”
After graduation, Jelisa plans to work in the non-profit field and teach abroad before pursuing a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies. She credits IE for helping her to see that grad school is something she wants to pursue.
Read more about Jelisa’s IE experience: http://on.fb.me/1ewEFWb