Yara Tercero CC'14 – Global Scholar'13
Yara is a rising senior at Columbia College. She is majoring in political science with a concentration in Latin American studies. Her academic interests include health policy and the relationships between Asian and Latin American countries. She is particularly fascinated by China’s role in economic development in Central America. Yara was born in Nicaragua and moved to the US when she was six years old. In addition to being bilingual in Spanish and English, she learned Italian by spending a year in Sicily as a high school junior, and has studied Arabic and French. She has taken advantage of opportunities to travel, including academic trips to Egypt, Israel, and Puerto Rico, and has found that each experience contributed to a broader understanding of the cultural, economic, and political dynamics at play in the 21st century. While at Columbia, Yara has worked as an intern with Bioethics International, which sparked her interest in public policy. She is also an avid photographer and is teaching herself the elements of graphic design.