Nicoletta Romano is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, majoring in Comparative Literature and Italian. In addition to being a part of The Peithessophian Society, she is also a proud member of the Douglass Residential College, and is involved in its Global Village Living-Learning Community, both for Human Rights as well as Women and Creativity. This past spring break, she was fortunate enough to go to the Yucatan Peninsula with the Honors Program to study both Maya and Mexican history and culture. Besides working in the Political Science Department, Nicoletta has also been an Aresty Research Assistant for Professor T. Corey Brennan in the Classics Department, helping to compile a digital archive of one of modern Rome's most influential noble families, and plans to continue this work while at Rutgers. She is a Horatio Alger Scholar, and a recipient of the 2014 Rutgers Academic Excellence Award, as well as two department prizes from the Italian Department for her written compositions. Last summer, Nicoletta studied Italian literature in Sorrento, Italy where her family lives, and this summer she will be studying art history in Paris. She is very excited to participate in the Lloyd C. Gardner Fellowship Program in the fall.