Sheridan Aleksick, University of Arizona senior, has been announced as a 2021 Anna Sobol Levy Fellow. One of only 7 such awardees, and the first at the University of Arizona.
The Anna Sobol Levy Foundation provides fellowships to U.S. citizens who are college graduates to pursue a master’s degree in Counterterrorism at the prestigious IDC Herzliya’s Raphael Recanati International School, located in Israel. Historically, future U.S. military officers from ROTC programs have been the backbone of the program.
Aleksick is an Honors College student majoring in Middle Eastern and North African studies with a double minor in Arabic and Military Science. Sheridan has spent her college years developing critical language skills both inside and outside the U.S. Between 2017 and 2018, Aleksick was named both a Project GO awardee and a Boren Scholar. These opportunities led her to spend a year and half in the Middle East studying Arabic and working as an intern with the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center.
Her studies and future are complemented by leadership roles in the Army ROTC program where she serves as the Battalion S2, which is responsible for all Intelligence Operations, and as the Arabic Project GO and Flagship liaison. She was recognized as a Distinguished Military Graduate, an honor bestowed on the top 15% of cadets nationwide, and will be commissioned as an Army Military Intelligence Officer in the spring of 2020.
In addition to her studies and ROTC, Sheridan worked as an asset to the UofA’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) to enhance campus cooperation and coordination of events. Additionally, she interns with the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation where she has used her unique skillsets, leadership, and drive to enhance the organization.
Upon completion of the fellowship and serving her time in the military, Aleksick hopes to attend Law school, focusing on International Trade Law.