International Studies Alumni: Where Are They Now? Cheyenne Maddox

Graduating in the spring of 2016, Cheyenne Maddox pursued her interest in the field of international development through attaining her bachelor’s degree in International Studies with minors in Spanish, business, and international business. Within the IS major, she focused her studies in the area of global development as well as Africa and the Middle East. Cheyenne felt as though her thematic concentration coupled with her language skills and business background provided her with a solid foundation in the field of international development.

Not only did Cheyenne’s coursework as an International Studies major prepare her for a career in her field of interest, but also connected her with valuable opportunities for involvement on campus. As an undergraduate, Cheyenne applied her knowledge of the factors constraining social and economic development through acting as Student President of SSTOP Hunger: Sustainable Solutions to Overcome Poverty. As President, she gained experience with project and budget management as well as exposure to effective marketing strategies.

The unique skill set and knowledge Cheyenne developed through her studies at UK prepared her to pursue a career with the United Nations. Upon graduation, Cheyenne accepted a position as an Events Associate with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) in New York City. In this role, she utilizes the skills she attained as President of SSTOP Hunger to manage the planning and execution of SDSN events such as the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Leadership Council meetings.

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