Presenti Received Award in Global Studies

Christina Presenti was awarded the 2009 Doyle Merit Award for Excellence in Economics or Global Studies at Assumption College this spring. Presenti, a global studies and political science double major, with double minors in women’s studies and economics, is the daughter of Raymond and Patricia Presenti of Nashua (NH).

The award is named for the late Assumption professor George Doyle, who established the economics and global studies program at the college. The Doyle award carries a $1,000 prize.
Doyle Award recipients are seniors, majoring in economics or global studies, who are recognized for their “academic success, character, well roundedness and potential within the field.”

In 2007, Presenti was invited to attend the United Nations’ Third Annual Global Forum and completed two internships. Last summer, Presenti and Prof. Smriti Rao, were awarded a summer research grant from the Assumption Honors Program. The resulting paper, “An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Human Trafficking,” was selected by The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) for a poster session at the 2009 Hill National Conference in May in Washington, D.C. Presenti graduated on May 16.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews