Sarah Nouri's academic accomplishments at Stetson are virtually unparalleled. Her 4.0 GPA speaks for itself. Yet, beyond that accomplishment, Sarah, both a diligent and curious student, pushed herself to go above and beyond basic requirements and challenge her own understandings. Further, Sarah is a part of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and worked as a Spanish and Arabic tutor.
Sarah's analytical and writing skills, in particular, demonstrate an ability to investigate existing scholarship and provide a meaningful contribution, according to professors. In international relations, Sarah wrote a short paper critiquing Francis Fukuyama’s "end of history" thesis that rivals most academic understandings on the topic. Sarah's senior research project thesis examines the multiple factors that influenced the United States to conduct covert interventions in Latin America throughout the Cold War. Contrary to existing perspectives that focus on the broad security rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union and the economic interests of U.S. businesses, Sarah argues that these interventions were a consequence of ideational factors, such as American exceptionalism, national memory and racial difference.
Sarah will attend Northeastern University in the fall to pursue a master of science in global studies and international relations with a concentration in diplomacy.