Latika Young is the Director of Florida State University's Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. She received a BA in Dance and Environmental Studies from Swarthmore College, an MA in American Dance Studies from FSU, and an EdM in International Educational Development from Columbia University’s Teachers College. After completing a Fulbright in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2008-2009, she received a Foreign Language Acquisition Scholarship to study Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian at Columbia University and a Critical Language Scholarship to study Turkish in Bursa, Turkey in 2011. Her research is primarily focused on Southeast Europe and Turkey, peace/post-conflict education, and artistic practices for social change, and her master’s thesis examined how museums function in the reconciliation process within Bosnia and Herzegovina
Alicia Batailles serves as the Assistant Director of Florida State University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. She earned a BS in Biological Science from Florida State University and an MS in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University. Her research has taken her around the country investigating marine disease in Apalachicola Bay and the Atlantic Ocean as well as Reef Fish Ecology off the coast of Florida. Alicia is passionate about helping other students experience the excitement of participating in undergraduate research.
Kim Reid serves as a Graduate Assistant in Florida State University’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. She is also a doctoral student in the College of Education’s International and Comparative Education program and is earning a certificate in Nonprofit Management at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy. Her research focuses on the management of nonprofit organizations using experiential education for character development and peacebuilding. As an undergraduate, she went to Earlham College in Indiana and earned a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education. Her professional experience includes working with teenagers and young adults in alternative education programs in the United States, Thailand, and Sierra Leone.