Saran Sidime

Harriet Newhall Fellow

Saran is pictured on the lawn behind Mead Hall

Saran Sidime, class of 2014, pairs her International Relations major with a self-designed minor in International Peace & Security. Saran spent the spring of 2013 at American University studying International Law and Organizations through their Washington Semester Program – an academic and experiential learning program that included a 2-week field practicum in Western Europe. In addition, Saran has held internships at Vital Voices Global Partnership and at the American Red Cross. At Mount Holyoke, Saran has been a Student Advisor for the McCullough Center for Global Initiatives and is actively involved with the Intergroup Dialogue Project, a discussion series that explores individuals’ relationships to broader systems of oppression. What Saran loves best about Mount Holyoke are the people. In her words, “the students, faculty and staff have a friendliness and open-heartedness about them that make it wonderful to be a student here.” When she’s not giving tours for MHC, Saran seeks out “a cup of tea and the company of great friends.” After graduation, Saran plans to put her research and advocacy skills to work for either a think tank or a non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area.