Natalie Felsen – Global Scholar ’13
Natalie is a rising sophomore at Columbia College, where she plans to major in political science with a concentration in Hispanic studies. As a Hispanic-American raised in a heavily Hispanic, militarized community along the US-Mexico border, Natalie has had the opportunity to examine how government institutions can affect a variety of cultures. Her upbringing directly influenced her desire to pursue a career as a diplomat and sparked her interest in examining the ways in which Hispanic culture has evolved in different contexts across the globe. In her research, Natalie plans to compare Hispanic cultures and governments to determine how they interact with each other and with cultures worldwide. Natalie hopes that the Global Scholars Program’s focus on field research will provide a solid methodological basis for examining future cross-cultural encounters. In her free time, Natalie is News Beat Chief at the Columbia Daily Spectator and Print Editor at the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review.