Bella Chavez wins Pickering Award

Bella Chavez is a recent graduate ... from the University of California, Berkeley where she double majored in Comparative Literature and Latin American Languages & Cultures. She is a recipient of the competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. During her undergraduate career, she studied abroad in Brazil, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. She also volunteered in Medellin, Colombia where she completed her education minor practicum. She is currently interning with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence through a Virtual Student Federal Service program. In December of 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship which will fund a Master's degree in International Affairs. Upon completion, she will enter the U.S. Foreign Service and become a diplomat. Without a doubt, her degree in Comparative Literature, where she read and studied countless cultures and countries, has inspired her to pursue a career on a global scale. Her languages include Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.


Prospective Schools:

Penn State

Texas A&M

Florida International University

University of Denver

Middlebury Institute of International Studies