Global Graduate, Kristin Wells, 2020 - Center for Global Engagement

Global Graduate, Kristin Wells, 2020

The Global Graduates award is the premier award upon for students who represent The University of Tulsa as a global citizens. This select group of graduating undergraduate students are distinguished for excelling academically, contributing to the TU campus community, and partaking in unique experiences abroad. This will be a multi-part series featuring all of our 2020 Global Graduates.

Major: Media Studies and Spanish

Hometown: Kansas City

TU Activities and Leadership: Global Scholars, Honor Program, Chi Omega Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa

Study Abroad: I got to study with my Global Scholars cohort in Cape Town, South Africa, and I spent a semester abroad in Madrid, Spain.  As part of an immigration research grant, I got to travel briefly to Matamoros, Mexico and continue that work with immigration rights in Tulsa.

How has studying abroad influenced your future career/goals/ post grad life/ etc.?:
The opportunity to study abroad and to study global challenges from here in Tulsa has taught me that everywhere is a classroom and I love simply getting to experience it. I’m grateful to TU and Global Scholars for supporting my love for travel and learning. Because of all these opportunities, I will continue to work with immigration policies and research here in the U.S.

What was your favorite part of your experiences?:
My favorite part of my study abroad experiences has been getting to explore: to explore new places, new foods, new friends, new challenges and languages, and new landscapes. I love exploring incredible places in nature and learning about history through centuries-old buildings. It’s unbelievable.