Nicole Godbout ’20 graduated with a double major in International Affairs and Environmental Studies and a minor in Political Economy. She is currently interning with the Fair Labor Association (FLA), a nonprofit collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations, and businesses that promotes adherence to international and national labor laws. Nicole works within the Affiliation and Capacity Building Department, developing an array of content to help affiliates strengthen their commitment to social compliance throughout their supply chains. She is also involved with the FLA’s University Program, supporting the FLA Student Committee, through which she first learned about the organization as a senior at Lewis & Clark College.
Cole Harris ’20 graduated with a major in International Affairs and a minor in Political Economy. Cole was a recipient of the Oregon Consular Corps Award for International Relations. Cole is also a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar and spent four months studying abroad in Tanzania. While in Tanzania, he researched the socio-economic implications of M-Pesa, a mobile banking platform present in the region. Currently, he is consulting for Beneficial State Foundation, whose mission is to change the banking system for good through policy advocacy and industry pressure. Finally, Cole is an incoming Fulbright U.S. Student Research Scholar and will travel to Uganda in January of 2021 to research thevariationof community development programs that Pentecostal churches offer in Kampala. The research will explore how Pentecostal theologies of development may impact a church’s prioritization of programs.
Zane Dundon ’18 graduated with a major in political science and a minor in political economy. He is a staff services analyst for the California Department of Industrial Relations. He works mostly with the Labor Enforcement Task Force to inspect businesses for labor law violations.
Ellen Schwartz ’17 graduated with a major in International Relations and a minor in Political Economy. She recently started working at Transparentem, a nonprofit organization that investigates labor and environmental abuse upstream in global manufacturing supply chains. Prior to joining Transparentem, she interned at the Track II Environmental Forum at the Arava Institute in Ketura, Israel, where she supported Track II’s sustainable development projects in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. She previously worked as a Property Manager at Housing Unlimited, a nonprofit organization that provides permanent, affordable housing to adults in mental health recovery.