IA Peer Mentors

The following International Affairs students—from each of UNH’s colleges/schools—have agreed to share their first hand experience with students considering the IA dual major. We encourage you to contact the peer mentors with questions about how to integrate the dual major with your primary major(s)/minor(s) or to ask for advice about the various components of the IA program, such as the foreign experience or capstone research project.

The mentors are not professional advisors. All IA students are required to meet with an IA advisor at least once a semester to confirm their plan of study.

Taygra Longstaff ’15
E-mail address:Taygra.Darr@gmail.com
Primary Major:Civil Engineering (with planned concentration in Structural Engineering)
Foreign Language:Spanish
Foreign experience location:Madrid, Spain
Other:Interested in sustainable design
Alex Loughran-Lamothe ’13
E-mail address:alh78@wildcats.unh.edu or Alexander.loughran.lamothe@live.com
Primary Major:Family Studies
Foreign Language:French
Foreign experience location:Cameroon (SIT)
Chelsea Moyer ’12  (now in the Political Science M.A. program at UNH)
E-mail address:Clmoyer90@gmail.com
Primary Major:Political Science
Minors:French, Middle Eastern Studies, Economics
Foreign Language:French and Arabic
Foreign experience location:Morocco
Other:IROP in Morocco, Summer 2010 (Social Movements and Political Change in Morocco); Interned at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, Fall 2010 (through the Washington Center)
Mike Pope ’13
E-mail address:mdt54@wildcats.unh.edu
Primary Major:Political Science
Foreign Language:Spanish
Foreign experience location:Belfast, Northern Ireland
Other:IROP in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Summer 2012 (What Makes an Irish Dissenter?: Modelling Former Members of the IRA); Student Editor at Inquiry UNH Journal of Undergraduate Research; Interned at the Office of the Governor of New Hampshire (Citizen Services); Undergraduate Research Award Recipient (Elections and Party Dominance)
Monica Stewart ’13
E-mail address:mce43@wildcats.unh.edu
Primary Major:Anthropology (and Pre-med)
Foreign Language:Spanish
Foreign experience location:Cuzco, Peru
Other:Health services internship; volunteered at a government health clinic in Cuzco, Peru; applying to medical schools; interested in medical anthropology.
Stephanie Weiner ’13
E-mail address:srt36@wildcats.unh.edu
Primary Major:Political Science
Minors:History, Spanish
Foreign Language:Spanish and Portuguese
Foreign experience location:Argentina and England
Other:Participated in national student exchange in Oregon; presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference twice; interned on a Senate campaign; took the Foreign Service Officer Exam; applying to Fulbright.
Hannah Whalen ’15
E-mail address:hab37@wildcats.unh.edu
Primary Major:Environmental Conservation Studies
(Potential) Minor:Spanish
Foreign Language:Spanish
(Potential) Foreign experience location:Costa Rica/South America and/or EcoQuest in New Zealand
Allison Casey ’13
E-mail address:alb66@wildcats.unh.edu
Primary Major:Economics
Foreign Language:French
Foreign experience location:Brussels, Belgium
Other:Internship at TRB; Tutoring at CFAR