I can’t imagine how you ended up here unless you meant very specifically to find me, so I will be amazed if you know nothing about me. If you somehow did, however, or want to learn more, here’s your back file on this blog runner and Global Engagement Fellow.
Name: Linda Grace Stack-Nelson, a name about 40 years older than her 19 years.
Studying: English Literature and International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, first year
Originating from: St. Paul, Minnesota, with a brief but formative stint in Princeton, New Jersey
Where I’ve Been So Far: New York City, Rome, Pompeii, Athens, Delphi, Williamsburg, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas
Motivated by: Finding a greater understanding of the other people on this planet. The most important thing about the lives we live are the people we affect and two of the best ways to understand the people of this world are the study of what people write and understanding the history of how we relate to one another. Books are something I’m good at, something I’ve been raised in; International Affairs is not. I know very little about them, I’ve had an incredibly Western education, and I intend to remedy that ASAP.
How I ended up in the Global Engagement Fellowship at OU: I got an email last spring that offered money for study abroad and a structured way to become more engaged in the international events on campus. Nothing could be better for me, since I am both a broke college student and someone who is frequently terrible at doing things I love unless I put myself on a schedule and set requirements.
Why I’m glad I’m here now: I’ve met a ton of great people through Global Engagement already! I’ve gotten to go to many events and get a lot of information about how to get abroad while in college, and taking classes for the Fellowship has lead me to add my IAS major. It has already been and promises to continue to be an invaluable experience.