Askar Morisseau

It’s all about raising awareness, and educating people because those are the foundational steps to changing the world one step at a time.

Askar Morrisseau

Field of Study
Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Why I chose UB Global Development and Peace Program
I chose the GLDP program because I knew it would be challenging.  The internship requirement was the most appealing aspect. I love to travel and after learning about the program requirements, classes, and opportunities, I was convinced. 

What I enjoy most about the program
I enjoy the small classes, discussions, and the diversity of the program.  I have met people from all over the world.  I have learned about other cultures, as well as development, and global issues.  I am passionate about what I am studying and want to share this knowledge with others.  It’s all about raising awareness, and educating people because those are the foundational steps to changing the world one step at a time.

On classroom experiences
The class sizes are small, which are great for discussions.  I like the simulations that really bring the learning material to life.

Plans for after graduation
I see myself finding an international job in a related field, with the idea of possibly pursuing a doctorate in International Relations.  I would also like to establish my own organization to help empower, educate, and motivate youth in high school to prepare for college.

Education before UB
BA, Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Experiences before UB
DuBoff’s & Associates, Intern as legal assistant, Maryland
Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, Intern, Amherst
Upward Bound, Tutor/mentor

Internship experience
Princess Sumaya University,  Amman, Jordan

Current employment
University of Bridgeport, Graduate Assistant

Awards and/or major achievements
Sigma Iota Rho

Languages
English, French, Creole