Katie Kilroy

I hope to work for a NGO, focused in West Africa, which promotes sustainable agricultural development, alongside women's empowerment.

Katie Kilroy

Why I chose UB Global Development and Peace Program
I chose the program because it is exactly what I want to study and it fits perfectly for me at this point in my life. I believe all of the learned knowledge will best prepare me in the future.

What I enjoy most about the program
The diverse student population allows a wide array of opinions and voices to stand out, which complements the program immensely. The night class schedule is also convenient for working professionals.

On classroom experiences
I enjoy the interactive components, such as videos and interviews, and simulation exercises many of the professors include in their classes.

Plans for after graduation
I hope to work for a non-governmental organization, focused in West Africa, which promotes sustainable agricultural development, alongside women's empowerment and advancement.

Education before UB
BA, Political Science with Minors in International Studies and Human Rights, University of Connecticut, Connecticut
Study Abroad, Uppsala University, Sweden

Experiences before UB
China Care Foundation, Development Coordinator, Westport, CT
Peace Corps, Urban Agriculture Extension Specialist, Kebemer, Senegal
Human Rights Institute, Organized Human Rights Awareness Week, University of Connecticut
The William Benton Museum of Art, Assistant Education Coordinator, University of Connecticut

Awards and/or major achievements
Sigma Iota Rho, National Honor Society for International Studies, May 2012
Scholarship award, Irfan Kathwari Foundation, Inc., May 2012
Dean’s List 2005 & 2006, University of Connecticut

Languages
English, Wolof, French