Undergraduate Assistantship Program Team

 

Clay Voytek is an undergraduate student at Georgia State University majoring in Journalism. Clay graduated from Johns Creek High School in 2017. He is an Eagle Scout and a Presidential Scholar at GSU. He began working in Dr. Burnet’s lab in 2017 through the GSU Honors College University Assistantship Program. Clay hopes to pursue a writing career in print journalism, focusing on cultural and sociological issues. Working with Dr. Burnet is an invaluable mentoring experience. This research work with the Global Studies Institute is also an important step in familiarizing himself with the process of academic research on a topic of great interest to him.

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Britni Wright is an undergraduate student at Georgia State University majoring in Pre-Med Psychology. She has a projected graduation date of May 2021. Britni graduated from Douglas County High School in 2017 with the International Baccalaureate Diploma. She began working in Dr. Burnet’s lab in the fall of 2017 through the GSU Honors University Assistantship Program. Britni hopes to pursue a career in anesthesiology after completing medical school. The research and writing skills developed through the assistantship will be incredibly helpful with future coursework that will require this expertise.

 

 

Isabella Schiwy is an undergraduate student at Georgia State University majoring in Global Studies. Isabella graduated from Woodstock High School in 2016. She was the first student in her high school to graduate with an International Skills diploma. She began working in Dr. Burnet’s lab in 2017 through the GSU Honors College University Assistantship Program. She aspires to be a liaison for non-profit organizations or ministries of culture. She speaks Spanish and German and has studied abroad in Spain. She is primarily interested in relationships between Latin America and Europe and the rights of minority groups in both regions. An understanding of research skills in the social sciences and internationally focused projects will be helpful for her future career of historical and cultural preservation of minority groups.

Benjamin (Ben) Belisle is an undergraduate student at Georgia State University majoring in Applied Linguistics. Ben graduated from East Coweta High School in 2016. In addition to his work as a University Assistant, Ben is an Eagle Scout, honors student, student assistant at the Office of International Initiatives, and avid traveler. He began working in Dr. Burnet’s lab in 2017 through the GSU Honors College University Assistantship Program. Ben is considering a career as a Cultural Broker/Expert and Interpreter, and would like to continue his education in the future by pursuing a graduate degree. Through his work as a University Assistant, Ben is cultivating invaluable analytical, research, and organizational skills that will not only improve his work as a student, but also give him a leg up in his future career.