Her passion lies within alternative learning such as, Kahn Academy, the Cosmos, and NPR’s Radio Lab and Science Friday.
Padnos International Scholarship and the National Security Education Program David L. While living in Jordan, she studied at an intensive Arabic language institute, Qasid, for 10 months.
She was also a long-term volunteer at Mabarrat Um Al Hussein, an all boys’ orphanage and community center.
She grew up in Owosso, Michigan— a community that supported engaging in the arts— which helped her to develop a strong appreciation for music, art and theater. She has traveled to over 16 countries cultivating a strong interest in learning about other countries, cultures and languages.
She is a classically trained pianist, as well as a recipient of several art awards including the 2012 U. During the summer of 2014, she studies Arabic in Oman, and spent the 2015-2016 academic year abroad in Amman, Jordan on the Barbara H.
Cook Leadership Academy Fellows — our students — are put through a rigorous curriculum of training, assessment, and practice designed to instill leadership excellence.
Fellows are admitted to the Cook Leadership Academy for one or more years.
He is entering his 4th year at Grand Valley State Univeristy.
Ollie is native to Dearborn, Michigan, and was offered a scholarship to play football at GVSU.
Maria Beelen – Geology Maria is a senior at Grand Valley State University studying geology, as well as women, gender and sexuality studies.
With these degrees she hopes to go into hydrology and eventually science communications.
Currently, she is back in Jordan, interning with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).