Our Seniors

Oscar Carmona

Oscar Carmona

Oscar is a senior Biology major and Russian Studies minor from Mexico. He currently lives in Chicago, Illinois and has been studying Russian since his Junior year of high school. In his free time, Oscar likes to go for runs with friends as well as playing and listening to music. He loves to read books that inspire him to be a better person and show different perspectives from around the world. For his Senior Independent Study, Oscar is looking at communicative signaling, focusing on visual signals in Dissosteira Carolina (Band-winged) grasshoppers.

Maureen Hanes

Maureen Hanes

Maureen is a senior Global and International Studies major and Russian minor from Arlington, Texas. She has been involved with the Russian department since her first semester on campus and spent the fall of her junior year studying abroad in St. Petersburg, Russia. She also lives in the Russian language suite in Luce Hall. Outside of class, she is a member of Wooster Chorus, Scot Council, Model UN, WOODS, and Bluegrass. For her Senior Independent Study, Maureen is looking at the effectiveness of interfaith versus single-faith peacebuilding programming at reducing levels of violence in instances of violent religious conflict.