- Carmel, IN
Stella anticipates majoring in international studies with an additional major through the Media School, such as journalism with a concentration in public relations. After growing up and studying in Jordan, her growing passion for learning how to communicate with other people and in different languages piqued her interest in IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. She is particularly excited by the vast array of language instruction offered and specifically the intensive Flagship programs. Stella enjoys hiking and being active outside; one of the most exhilarating experiences she’s ever had was standing atop the mountain passes while hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) through Switzerland, Italy, and France. Her unique trademark is a passion for watermelon and she has been known to eat a whole melon in one sitting! Given the opportunity to explore a fictional world, she’d choose Wakanda from Black Panther, and she professes that the Marvel Universe movies rank among her favorite films. Stella is the third Scholar from University High School and will hold the Robert Gates and Sigma Nu Fraternity scholarships.