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Here’s a little bit about Caroline, one of the students in the first DAMES graduate program cohort!

Tell us about yourself!

I’m from Cumming, Georgia, and I graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2021 with a BA in History and a BA in International Affairs (go dawgs!). A fun fact about me is that I grew up on a farm, and during my time at UGA, I participated in the Disney College Program and spent a semester working at Disney World. I also completed a (virtual – thanks, 2020) summer study abroad with the University of Oxford. I’m already loving it here in Chapel Hill and am so excited to be a Tar Heel!

What program track did you choose?

Here in DAMES, I’m on the interdisciplinary track, focusing on the Middle East. I’m currently studying Arabic, and my research interests lie in gender and security studies, especially in Egypt.

What are you hoping to gain from your experiences here in DAMES and at UNC?

Through my experience at UNC, I hope to gain new perspectives for analysis in my field. I’m already enjoying my classes and finding new points of interest, and I’m sure DAMES is going to offer me many more valuable connections!

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