Andra Pascu is a sophomore International Politics and Economics major at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA. She was born and raised in Romania, moved to British Columbia, Canada, to attend Lester B. Pearson United World College, graduating in 2013. The nature of her undergraduate studies has allowed her to explore an array of topics that are increasingly relevant in today’s globalized world. She is particularly interested in the nexus of economics and politics, and plans to focus on European politics and economic policy within her major. Outside of the lecture halls, Andra enjoys traveling, foreign languages, literature and dance.