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Pictured left to right: Jona Hoxha, Carren Shulman '88, JD and Alexa Cappola.

Jona Hoxha (Class of 2017) and
Alexa Cappola BA '15

Rockefeller students Jona Hoxha (Class of 2017) and Alexa Cappola '16 recently visited the U.N. with an assist from alumna Carren Shulman '88, JD.  Carren brought Alexa and Jona along to take part in the Forty‐seventh session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on May 27, 2015. Such a worthwhile experience for these two students. 

In Jona's own words: 

"As part of the Model United Nations club, I have participated in several Model UN simulations during my college years. Yesterday, I had the chance to be part of a real United Nations conference, in particular the UN Commission on International Trade Law. It was an amazing opportunity which allowed me to connect my previous experiences and gave me a better understanding of how the United Nations work. It was my first time visiting the UN and Mrs. Shulman made the experience even better by showing us around and introducing us to different officials. I think that these kinds of opportunities are essential to students since they help us connect with important alumni and allow us to be a part of great events which otherwise would be impossible to participate in. I would like to thank Rockefeller College and you personally for reaching out to Mrs. Shulman to make this opportunity possible." 

In Alexa's own words:

"My experience at the UN was eye-opening and probably one of the most unique experiences that I have had within my field of study.  I have studied UN negotiations, but I was never exposed to a live discussion.  This program helped me to put what I have been learning into perspective.  I was also able to make connections with a handful of bright, beautiful professional women that I hope to keep in touch with in the years to come."

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