Presidential Global Fellows
Designation as a Presidential Global Fellow is an honor given on the basis of students' academic standing, leadership qualities, and understanding of the importance of the global experience to their education, personal development, and career goals. Presidential Global Fellows are chosen by a Presidential Global Fellows Selection Committee from a group of up to 200 Presidential Global Scholars, and the selection must be approved by the president.
Miguel de Corral, SSH’13, international affairs major; Arabic, political science, and history minors. International co-ops in Rome at the NATO Defense College, and in Geneva at the Geneva Forum.
With four Dialogues of Civilizations, two international co-ops, and two international field-research projects, Miguel’s undergraduate experience has spanned 16 countries, truly embodying the university’s spirit of global exploration. His studies fostered his passion for diplomacy and humanitarian action, and his co-ops enabled him to delve into security and disarmament research at two prestigious international organizations. A prolific scholar, he has been published twice in an independent European policy journal. Miguel has his sights set on earning master’s and doctorate degrees in the field of international relations, and pursuing a career as a diplomat for NATO or the European Union.
Caitlin Ferguson, AMD’13, communication studies major, global social entrepreneurship minor. International co-op in Hubli, India, with the Deshpande Foundation.
Caitlin used her experiential opportunities at Northeastern to launch her effort to help alleviate global poverty through entrepreneurship. Co-ops with social innovation nonprofits Root Cause, in Boston, and the Deshpande Foundation, in India, as well as a Social Enterprise Institute field study, in Cape Town, South Africa, allowed her to lift up young entrepreneurs through hands-on business mentoring and service projects. She further sharpened her global skillset by becoming conversant in the Hindi language while studying abroad in Jaipur, India, under a full U.S. Department of State scholarship. Caitlin has applied for fellowships in India, and intends to continue to work in the developing world before pursuing a master’s degree in social enterprise or international development.