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Jacquelyn Oesterblad


University of Arizona, Tucson

Studying In:

Egypt (Fall)

Journal Entries

Jan 21st 2013

Arroz Bil Lebn

Nov 13th 2012

Revolutionary Roadblocks

Nov 13th 2012

Thank You, FEA

Nov 13th 2012

Making Faces

Nov 13th 2012

Great Expectations

More About This Scholar

Assalamu Alaikum! My name is Jacquelyn Oesterblad and I am a freshman at the University of Arizona. My majors are complicated and ever-changing, but this week my plans involve a duel B.A./B.S. degree in Foreign Affairs and International Political Economy with minors in Arabic and Anthropology. I am also interested in geography and literature and hope to find time to study French and Persian. Consequently, I spend much of my time being stressed out and eating cookies. I enjoy competing on Arizona’s Model United Nations team, working on the staff of Persona Literary Magazine, and being a research assistant at the McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families. I am currently working on projects dealing with ethnic studies curricula and LGBT youth suicide. Having grown up in a small town, I look forward to the culture shock of going on a six-month travel binge. I will participate in a month-long Central European seminar with my scholarship program before participating in an eight-week Arabic Immersion program in Morocco. At the conclusion of the summer, I will use my FEA scholarship to spend the fall semester in Egypt at the American University in Cairo, where I am excited for the opportunity to observe a government in transition. I dream of working in diplomacy or academia, although I would settle for a job on The Rachel Maddow Show.


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