School of Interdisciplinary Studies Global Studies

Global Studies Student Profiles


Maggie Tienhaara

Maggie Tienhaara

Maggie Tienhaara is the Program Ambassador for the Global Studies Major. Maggie knew she was destined for the global studies from an earlier age. “I had my first cross cultural experience at the age of 10, and I was hooked”. In high school, she went to Costa Rica & Honduras where she taught English and Art in impoverished areas. Her sensitivity for cultural awareness lead her to facilitate the first interfaith event during her senior year at Hamilton Southeastern Fishers IN. During her first year in Purdue’s Global Studies Major, Maggie has received a Service-Learning Grant and has spoken to over two hundred 8th graders about modern day slavery, and its effects on the world. She cannot wait to experience all the opportunities that this major going to offer.


Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis

Hannah Davis is an undergraduate at the The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. “I chose the global studies minor because I have always loved learning about different cultures. I love how diverse Purdue is and this minor gives me the opportunity to learn even more about the world. I hope this minor can give me the advantage and open international work or travel opportunities for me in the future.”


Kathyana A. Queeman

Kathyana A. Queeman

My interest in Global Studies started in high school when I took a cultural trip to Spain. I was very interested in globalization and how post-colonialism affected culture, even then. After coming to Purdue, I decided to major in Creative and Professional Writing, which are heavily influenced by experiences and world views. During my studies my advisor learned of my love to travel and suggested that I take the Global Studies minor as a way to learn more about other cultures and globalization. It was the best choice ever! The Global Studies program was a great way to further my studies and a good reason to study abroad even more. Through another global studies student, I learned about the Global Studies in London and Paris program, which was a great extension of what I had learned in other courses. Getting to go to England and France was an amazing experience and the best way to see my studies play out in real life. The global studies program is one of the highlights of my time at Purdue and it has improved my knowledge of the world and made me a better person!


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