Meet Our Spring 2019 Interns

Each semester, WAC-STL is privileged to host talented students from our local partner universities and colleges.  From designing programs for international visitors, to administrative work, to planning events, we depend on the interns to improve our efficiency, offer new ideas and perspectives and to energize all of us.  

Coral Alonso  is a Mexican student currently enrolled in the last semester of Lindenwood’s MBA program. She completed her BA in International business from LU as well. She used to be a Synchronized Swimmer and belong to Mexico’s National Team where she traveled and visited several countries. That is when she found her passion for International Affairs and economic development research for developing countries. Before this internship, she was an intern for the International Institute where she gave classes to immigrants and refugees. In this new internship, she hopes to learn more about US international relations.

Margaret Kenney is a sophomore at Saint Louis University from St. Paul, MN. She is studying Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Spanish. After she receives her bachelor’s degree, she plans to continue her education by pursuing either a J.D. with a concentration in International Law or a Ph.D., in Political Science. Alongside interning with the World Affairs Council, Margaret participates in Model United Nations, Presidential Scholar Society, and the Honors Program at Saint Louis University. She looks forward to expanding her understanding of international relations, particularly in the St. Louis area, during her internship at the World Affairs Council. 

Sierra Taylor is a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is studying International Studies and has a minor in French. Sierra is also a resident assistant at Southern Illinois University. After graduating from SIUE, she plans to start her own translation business. She is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago. She studied Spanish in high school, but French has always been one of her favorite languages. She decided early on in high school that she was going to learn French in college. When she’s not working, Sierra likes to study languages and read. In the future, she hopes to travel to other countries to increase her fluency in French.


Marina Vela is from Barcelona, Spain, but currently studying at Lindenwood University, St. Charles Missouri. She is majoring in International Relations, Political Science, and Public Administration. Currently she is on the water polo team at Lindenwood and loves traveling. She hopes to travel after she finishes her degree.

To learn about interning with WAC-STL, visit our “Get Involved” page.