Michael McColpin

Current Location: Washington, DC
Hometown: Belleville, IL

UIS Degree: B.A. 2013 (Political Science and Global Studies)

Current Position
Associate Producer, United Nations Foundation

Career Highlights
“Attending the 22nd annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. While in Marrakech, I was able to discuss the Paris Agreement with foreign ministries and non-governmental organizations.”

Memories of UIS
“My favorite memories were campaigning to build the Student Union on campus and representing Iraq at the annual Model United Nations Conference in New York.”

How did UIS change or prepare you?
“The flexibility of UIS’s programs allowed me to partake in activities that allowed me to build up my career. During my time at the university, I was able to sail to seven different countries, intern at the United States Mission to the UN, and work on Illinois Senate campaigns, and still graduate on time.”

Interesting Fact
“I love to make wine, travel and serve my community. When I was at UIS, I had a student job as a production assistant with the Office of Electronic Media. I covered everything from basketball games to a national barbershop quartet competition. It started a lifelong passion for videography and photography.”

Posted on March 16, 2017