Heidi Obediente is a third year undergraduate student at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She obtained her associates degree a semester after finishing high school, and is now pursuing a B.A. in International and Global studies, minor in Cognitive Sciences, and certificate in Intelligence and Security. Heidi is an active member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Golden Key Honor Society, the National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, Tau Sigma, and three campus organizations. Heidi is active in volunteer work: theBoys and Girls Club, the Invictus games, UNICEF, Women’s Day, and the Childhood Cancer Foundation. Before graduating she will spend a semester studying at the University of Groningen, and conduct original independent research through UCF’s Honors in the Major program. After completing her undergraduate studies, she intends to pursue a doctoral degree in politics science with an emphasis on social policy. Her research interests include: gender politics, equality rights, global environmental sustainability.