Kara Molnar is a sophomore studying history, European Studies, and mathematics at Brigham Young University, under the university's top scholarship. She has researched local perceptions of the crises in Crimea and the oblast of Donetsk, the involvement of businesses in politics, and the political atmospheres that motivate people to join violent organizations. She has volunteered for eleven years to promote education's accessibility in Nicaragua. She speaks fluent Spanish and volunteered in Peru for three months as well, tutoring children in math and encouraging sustainable living habits. When she was seventeen, she was selected as the alternate for the internship at the US Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua. She hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy after graduation. Her academic interests include security in the post-Soviet States, the domestic and international implications of corrupt government, and international governmental organizations.