2011-12

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Jesse Sánchez
Degrees: B.A. in Women's Studies, Minor in Sociology/Anthropology (2012)
Certificate: Global Media Communications
Jesse Sánchez began his TV career at WLRN(PBS) in 204 as a high school journalist, where he reported and anchored cable show "Teens Connected." In 2006, Jesse joined Miami's FOX station WSVN, where he worked as a news writer for the morning newscast "Today in Florida." In 2007, Jesse took on a new role at WFOR, the CBS owned and operated station in Miami. He served as an associated news producer, field producer, and assignment editor. He was responsible for planning the weekend news coverage, assisting in the execution of he evening news. One of Jesse's story ideas won an Emmy Award in 2009. After 3 years at CBS, Jesse made the jump from behind the scenes to in front of the camera again, and joined RCN Television Group/NTN24 News where he currently serves as an entertainment and lifestyle news reporter. Jesse graduate Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University in spring of 2012.

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Ayesha Quirke
Degrees:International Relations
Certificate: Women’s Studies Certificate (2005)
Ayesha Quirke is the Program Director at the Miami Council for International Visitors and has held that position for over three years. In charge of all aspects of programming, Ayesha arranges cultural and professional itineraries for emerging leaders from around the world as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, a seventy year old public diplomacy and professional exchange program. As Program Director she has arranged itineraries for over one thousand delegates. She has also had the opportunity to escort many of these international visitors during their stay in Miami. During her time at FIU, she focused her studies on women’s human rights and the Middle East/Central Asia, and was invited to present her research on Afghan women’s human rights abuses under the Taliban in the 2006 War Crimes Symposium at FIU, as well as the International Studies Association southern conference in Alabama.