Daniel Tuke (Pronouns: he /him/ his)
Daniel Tuke is a Ph. D. student in the Department of Government and Politics, and is excited to be the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the BSGC 101/102 - Global Communities program this year. Daniel has previously worked as the Teaching Assistant for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management, and has also done research with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Daniel holds Bachelors Degrees in Political Science and International Studies from Wittenberg University, and has done fieldwork in the Republic of Gerogia, interned with the Center for American Progress, and worked in banking for several years before coming to UMD. Daniel's research work focuses on political economy and interstate disputes, with a particular focus on the politics of remittances, and has a regional focus in Russia and the former Soviet space.
Email: dtuke [at] umd.edu
Sydnee Garcia Patterson (Pronouns: she/her/hers)
Sydnee Garcia Patterson is a M.Ed. student in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program and is looking forward to co-constructing BSGC100 knowledge with students this fall! Sydnee currently works as a Resident Director and Council Graduate Advisor for the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and has also worked as the Graduate Coordinator for the Gemstone Honors Program. Sydnee has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in African-American Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has conducted research on funding inequities in the K-12 system and the power of African-American Vernacular English in the classroom. Her current research interests center on the racial identity development of multiethnic Black womxn in Black Greek Letter Organizations.
Email: sgarcia0 [at] umd.edu