Current Global Scholars

Adaly Asencio Veza
Major: Biology

Hello! My name is Adaly Asencio Veza, and I am a Biology major, class of 2025. I am a premed student, and my career goal is to become a pediatrician because I want to impact the world by providing healthcare to children. I am so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to be part of the Global Scholars Program because this will prepare me to be a physician in the future by expanding my knowledge and becoming more open-minded through new perspectives about the various cultures in our world. Being a Global Scholar will be essential in my future career by understanding and communicating with patients effectively at an ethical level as I share knowledge with others and become a better citizen of our world.


Lauren Harmon
Double Major: Communications & English

My name is Lauren Harmon and I am a member of the class of 2025.  I am originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where I attended an all girls’ private catholic school for high school.  This school offered me many amazing experiences academically.  It inspired me to challenge myself by becoming a global scholar to break out of my comfort zone and to see more perspectives than what I am accustomed to.  I am currently planning on double majoring in communications and English to pursue a career in journalism.  The field of journalism requires a global perspective in order to fully understand the complexity of issues.  I hope to embrace that challenge through the global scholars program and to become more understanding of other peoples’ perspectives and to see the world as a global community to which I can contribute.

Amira Holland
Major: Graphic & Media Design; Minor: Politics

Hello! I am Amira Holland and I’m from Glen Burnie, Maryland. I’m a Graphic and Media Design major, minoring in Politics within the Class of 2025. I wanted to become a Global Scholar because I naturally developed a passion to travel due to my parents seeing the world during my dad’s military career. I also believe becoming a Global Scholar will help aid in my purpose of being an artist that helps others see from the lens of how great we can become together despite background, race, religion, economic status, and more. Lastly, I’m excited for the experiences and opportunities this program provides in order for me to be a globally inclusive graphic designer and human being.


Kennedy Johnson
Major: Nursing

Hello! My name is Kennedy Johnson and I am from Charlottesville, Virginia. I am a nursing major, within the class of 2025. Growing up, I never really traveled out of the country or across the country. In fact, the furthest I have traveled was to Iowa City. Though I don’t travel much, it is something I enjoy doing. As a Global Scholar, my goal is to become a traveling nurse; Not only to help those in need, but to explore things I have never seen or done. I am beyond thankful to be apart of an amazing program, alongside a diverse group of people with the same interests! I am very excited and thankful for this opportunity.


Grace Kapacs
Major: Communications; Minor: Journalism

Hi! My name is Grace Kapacs and I am a member of the class of 2025. I am majoring in Communications and Minoring in Journalism! I grew up in Scranton Pennsylvania and I have been lucky enough to be exposed to many different cultures growing up, which really made being a Global Scholar a priority for my journey at Marymount. Culture is the backbone of society as we know it without it we wouldn’t be the world we are today! I am so grateful to be a Global Scholar so I can not only educate myself more, but also bring other people’s cultures to light and educate anyone around me about the culturally diverse world we live in.


Michael Klatt
Double Major: Economics & Politics; Minor: Spanish

Hello! My name is Michael Klatt, and I am majoring in both Politics and Economics with a minor in Spanish, and I am a member of the class of 2025. I am originally from a small town around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up in an area with little-to-no diversity encourages closed mindedness, so when my family would travel my mind always picked up on the different ways of life that were surrounding me. This opened up my curiosity to the world of Politics, and I think that without a global perspective you cannot fully grasp much of what is modern politics. Having a global perspective is crucial to critical thinking skills, and those are skills we are lacking today. Marymount very clearly offers students many opportunities to expand their global perspectives, and I am very excited to take advantage of these opportunities come fall!

Christiana Nichols
Major: Nursing

Hello, my name is Christiana Nichols and I’m from Seville, FL. I’m a Nursing major and a member of the class of 2025. My love and willingness to learn about different cultures and languages, travel and make an impact alongside my fellow peers is what inspired me to become a Global Scholar. I’m beyond excited and thankful I was afforded the opportunity to be a part of this amazing program.

Michel Nieves
Major: Criminal Justice

Hello! My name is Michel Nieves and I will be majoring in Criminal Justice, and I am part of the class of 2025. I am originally from Mexico but grew up in Falls Church, VA. Being born from another country is what has sparked my interest in learning about different cultures and looking at different ways to help those in need. And by being part of the Global Scholar program, I know for certain that I will gain a variety of knowledge on different cultures. As well as gaining new experiences throughout my college journey. I am excited to be part of a group with similar interests as me, and can’t wait for the school year to start


Jordyn O’Driscoll
Major: Nursing

Hi my name is Jordyn O’Driscoll. I’m from Oxford CT. I am a nursing major in the class of 2025. I’m so excited to join this program and learn more things but with a global perspective. I developed my love for a global perspective while traveling all over the world with my high school. I believe that becoming a global scholar will aid me to pursue my dream of working in a hospital across the world and making an impact on people as much as they made an impact on me through the different trips I’ve been on. I’m excited to expand my worldview and ready for the new experiences this program has to offer.


Caroline Peloquin
Major: Interior Design; Minor: Psychology

Hello! My name is Caroline Peloquin, I am a part of the class of 2025, and I will majoring in Interior Design with a minor in Psychology! By combining those two different subjects together, I plan on learning how to be able to be understanding, helpful, and empathetic to my future clients so they are able to trust me. I come from a small conservative town in Central Maryland, and I feel that the Global Scholars Program will offer me a broader insight into the lives of people, and really help me appreciate everyone. I want to become an accepting and compassionate individual not only for my future clients, but for people in my personal life as well. I know this program will give me once in a lifetime experiences I’ll never forget in both meeting other individuals, as well as traveling to other countries and really appreciating different ways of life.

Ella Reither
Major: Politics

Hello! My name is Ella Reither and I am a politics major in the class of 2025. I am from Columbus, Ohio where I attended a Catholic high school. I am beyond excited to be a part of the Global Scholars Program. Marymount is offering me so many opportunities to learn how to respectfully communicate on a global level, and with this program I cannot wait to improve my Spanish skills. This unique program is such an amazing concept, and I am excited to see how it helps me grow as a member of society.