The Eisenhower Global Scholars Program sends four outstanding American university graduates abroad each year to prestigious universities in Europe for intensive study and hands-on work experience in two major areas: 1) public policy with a focus on public service and effective governance and 2) international relations with a focus on global business, innovation and entrepreneurship. Each Eisenhower Scholar will spends a full academic year of postgraduate study leading to a Master’s Degree at either the University of Oxford or IE University in Madrid.
Originally from Waxhaw, NC, Christian Correa recently graduated with Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Political Science and Sociology and a minor in Spanish for the Professions with a concentration in Business.
Correa made the Dean’s List every semester at UNC-CH. He served as Vice-Chair of the Undergraduate Senate and as the Senator-at-Large in the Joint Governance Council. He has previously been selected to be a Polis Fellow, a New Sector Alliance Fellow, Raja Gaddipati Fellow and received the Hayden B. Renwick Academic Achievement Award.
As an Eisenhower fellow Correa will pursue a Master’s in International Relations at the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. He was specifically drawn to the IE School of Global and Public Affairs for its research attention to digital ecosystems and changing technologies. He is fascinated by the intersection of public policy and media, and how governments and businesses employ new technology. He plans to use this degree to advance a career in corporate responsibility, policy, and government.
As an Eisenhower Scholar, he will work on solving racial disparities in COVID-19 testing, infection, and mortality rates.