Born in Sierra Leone, senior Samuel Benda comes from a long line of musicians. He is currently working on a research project that focuses on the cultures of West African music and the lives of West African musicians.
Sarah Abdella-El Kallassy is a global studies senior who has had a positive impact on people at home and abroad. Sarah’s fluency in the Pashto language allowed her to serve successfully in the United States Marine Corps for six years. Her work with the Afghan people inspired a passion for further study and a commitment to global cultural awareness.