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Batavia student stands out at Waubonsee Community College

Natalie Wakileh excels in the political science department

Natalie Wakileh from Batavia was honored by the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustee at its November meeting. She is a political science major.
Natalie Wakileh from Batavia was honored by the Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustee at its November meeting. She is a political science major.

SUGAR GROVE – A Waubonsee Community College student from Batavia was recognized at the college's Board of Trustees November meeting for her contributions to the political science department, according to a news release from the college.

Natalie Wakileh, from Batavia, studies political science at Waubonsee and plans to apply what she learns on the global stage. After graduating from high school she worked for a few years before attending college. During that time, she spent a year in Israel and spent part of that time volunteering in a refugee camp in Bethlehem. There she met Palestinian and Syrian refugees and decided that she wanted to study political science and international relations, the release stated.

“I want to shed light on the struggle of being a person of Arabic descent in a colonized world,” said Wakileh in the news release.

Wakileh plans to transfer to a four-year university after graduating from Waubonsee in May. She wants to eventually work for the United Nations on global refugee policies.

Waubonsee offers an Associate in Arts degree with political science courses available in government, international relations, and other related topics. Visit www.waubonsee.edu/politicalscience to learn more about studying political science at Waubonsee.

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