Jaya Wegner is a sophomore at the University of Washington majoring in International Studies with a minor in South Asian Studies. Her passion for International travels and global studies has brought her to the World Affairs Council as a development Intern. Jaya’s mother, who is originally from India, has inspired her to learn Hindi, in hopes that one day she will be able to grow closer with her family in India, as well as utilize the language in her future career. Jaya hopes to one day work in international affairs, focusing on issues with development. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, reading, going to the movies, and traveling.