Kiva Nice-Webb '11
After graduation, Kiva accepted two year-long terms in Chicago with the faith-based nonprofit DOOR. DOOR promotes cross-cultural learning through urban immersion experiences while living at the poverty line and serving as a full-time volunteer at a local nonprofit. Her thesis, entitled ‘The Hybrid Saint: Reading Brigit through a Postcolonial Lens,’ explores how different perspectives and notions of authority shape understandings of religious figures and narratives. A religious studies major, Kiva has had the opportunity to present her research at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion conference in 2011 and will also have her research published in the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa in 2013, both opportunities also resulting in awards for Best Undergraduate Submission.
Chris Jarrett '11
Chris received a Fulbright U.S. Student Grant for research in Ecuador. As part of his project, Chris will live and work among the Amazonian Kichwa people of the Napo province, interviewing community elders and documenting cultural narratives (stories, songs, dream interpretations and life lessons) associated with their guayusa tea ritual. These narratives will be written in Kichwa, translated to Spanish and English, and made into two small books with the goal of preserving cultural knowledge associated with the guayusa ritual. You can follow Chris' progress by visiting his blog.
Jonathan Mahlandt '10
Jonathan conducted research on implicit learning while at Elon and during a semester abroad at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Jonathan is pursuing his Ph.D. in experimental psychology and neuroscience at the University of California at San Diego, one of the most competitive and highly ranked programs in the field.
Chris Staskel '10
Chris wrote, directed and staged the musical, “i.d.,” which tells the story of a woman with dissociative identity disorder. He is now a graduate student at New York University in the Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.
Tori Davis '09
Tori Davis ’09 is a Fulbright Scholar who researched Japanese value diplomacy at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. She is now a security operations analyst with Systems Planning and Analysis Inc. (SPA), a security contractor based in Washington, D.C. Read more.
Breanna Detwiler '09
Breanna is a Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar and Mitchell Scholar. She has a master’s degree in environmental management from Queen’s University in Belfast and is the Environmental Policy Coordinator and Assistant to the President for the Airlie Foundation in Warrenton, Va.