Attending Florida State on a Bright Futures Scholarship, Nicole Cubides' future looks nothing but bright, maybe even blinding.
Honors in the Major, Economics and International Affairs
Attending Florida State on a Bright Futures Scholarship, Nicole Cubides’ future looks nothing but bright, maybe even blinding.
Even though she is an undergraduate, Nicole is enrolled in the Applied Economics master’s program. She has been hired by the University as a grader for upper-level Economics courses, positions normally reserved for graduate students. And she is currently working on her Honors thesis, “Outsourcing Trends,” which examines the correlation between high wages and outsourcing in the German service sector.
Nicole has been involved in the World Affairs Program with which she has traveled to three conferences: the National Collegiate Security Council in Washington D.C., and two Model United Nations Conferences hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Berkley. At the National Security Council conference, the Florida State team won top awards. Nicole feels she had the “amazing opportunity to represent FSU in an academic light. When they announced the Best Large Delegation Award, I was ecstatic. After three long days of intensive debate and networking, FSU won first place against such prestigious schools as Harvard, Columbia, and Stanford, and I was a part of this successful team.”
She has been a part of many successful teams during her years at Florida State, including the FSU Honors Council, the Center for Civic Education and Service for Project PAEC (Panhandle Area Education Consortium), as well as completing an internship with the Florida House of Representatives.
Currently, Nicole is a campus manager for Teach for America, a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate inequality in education by engaging the country’s top graduates to commit two years to teach in a low-income school district. Nicole is one such graduate. After completing her two-year engagement with the Teach for America Corps, she will attend law school and plans to practice environmental or international law.