Taylor Knoop '16
Senior Admissions Intern
Department/Affiliation: Office of Admissions
East Greenwich, RI
Area(s) of Study
Major: Political Science | Minor: Environmental Studies
Greenhouse (Vice-President), Environmental Studies Intern, Poverty Outreach House Coordinator, Wooster Outdoors Club, Equestrian Team, Worthy Questions Intern, APEX Peer Mentor, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honors Society), APEX Fellow.
Junior Independent Study Topic
Post-Conflict Justice in Post-Conflict States: An Analysis of Factors Influencing the Decision to Undertake Reconciliation.
Senior Independent Study Topic
I will examine the role of post-conflict justice in states. Post-conflict justice consists of a variety of mechanisms such as prosecutions, truth-commissions, amnesty and memorialization. Specifically, I will attempt to answer: “What factors impact the likelihood of a post-conflict state to implement mechanisms of post-conflict justice?”
During my semester abroad, I researched the way in which corporate social responsibility is being defined by corporate Nepal and how these definitions are influencing corporations’ activities and the motivation and rationale behind giving. The primary method of research was semi-structured interviews with fifteen corporations in the financial and tourism industries.
SIT Social Change and Development in Nepal.
Favorite thing about Wooster
The passion and energy that runs through our community and campus. I am constantly being challenged and pushed to engage at a deeper level. This energy kindles relationships that are meaningful and compassionate, creating an environment that inspires lively debates, discussions, and genuine collaboration.