Maria Teel is a senior studying political science, French, and international development studies. On campus, she conducts education research in the International Education Research Lab and supports development projects as a program assistant at the Pulte Institute for Global Development. She also has experience in social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship consulting through internships with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the South Bend Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program, and Sustain Micro Enterprise. She is the co-chair of the 2022 Human Development Conference at Notre Dame. This summer, she conducted independent research on language and education in Senegal for the IDS capstone.