Originally from Falmouth, Mary Giglio is a lifelong Mainer. She recently graduated from the University of Maine with Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Affairs and Political Science. In the fall, she will attend the University of Maine’s School of Policy and International Affairs and complete an internship with the North Atlantic Trade Organization (NATO). In previous years, Mary has interned in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, and in the Maine Attorney General’s Office for Child Protective Services. She also traveled to Cuba as a translator for a documentary sponsored by the University of Maine. In her free time, Mary loves to read, write, and play video games.
Hailing from Brownfield, Maine, Fariel LaMountain is currently entering her senior year at Colby College, pursuing a double major in Economics and Science, Technology, and Society (STS). Her educational experiences have taken her to Kalimpong, India where she spent a month volunteering in a local monastery and learning more about the local impacts of globalization. Closer to home, Fariel recently interned with In Her Presence–a Portland, Maine based non-profit. In this role, she helped to develop organizational strategies and secure funding to continue and expand their mission of helping immigrant women in Maine develop the professional and personal skills needed to adapt to and overcome barriers to wealth present in the economy. Fariel aspires to pursue a career in health economics research and advising, working with local and national governments to help alleviate issues of healthcare inequity and bias, both domestically and internationally. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, visiting museums, and is the captain of her Rugby team.