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Kaitlyn Sanborn

Master's Degree
  • Class of 2018
  • Master's Degree(s): African Studies MA
While At UCLA

My degree focus is in political sociology and conflict, and by extension, the effects on development outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa. My thesis research focuses on the current rebel groups operating throughout eastern DRC, specifically to understand their recruitment techniques and how they interact with the civilian population.

After UCLA

As a member of the U.S. Air Force, after graduating from UCLA, I will be moving to Texas where I will be trained as an Intelligence Officer. I hope to become a Regional Affairs Specialist for Sub-Saharan Africa and to be someone that builds meaningful relationships with our African partners in order to find the intersection of the values and interests of both African countries and the United States, for the benefit of both.

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