Meet UMD’s Macedonian summer intern from Michigan

Meet UMD’s Macedonian summer intern from Michigan

We’re excited to introduce you to UMD’s Summer Fellow, Mara Alexandra Kuhne!

Mara is from Detroit and is part of a family of Macedonian-Americans whose ancestors from Gabresh and Smurdesh (Aegean Macedonia) immigrated to the United States and Canada in the early 1910s.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in political science with a double minor in Russian and Global Studies in 2020. Previously, Kuhne interned for the Department of State and worked as a field organizer for a congressional primary campaign and as a campaign manager for a state representative’s reelection campaign.

Kuhne is currently a graduate student at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where she is a dual-degree student in both the Ford School of Public Policy and the Masters in International and Regional Studies in the Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. She is a recipient of the Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for Russian language.

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