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Jade Umstead

Jade Umstead

Gilman International Scholarship to South Korea, 2021
Freeman-ASIA to South Korea, 2021
Boren Scholarship to Taiwan, 2023
Rangel Graduate Fellowship, 2024

BS criminology and justice studies '24

Jade Umstead is a continuing senior pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminology and justice studies with a focus in justice informatics and a minor in Asian studies. Jade has achieved a language certificate in Korean and hopes to obtain another in Chinese. In the fall of 2021, she studied abroad in South Korea at Seoul National University. While in Korea, Jade participated in the Korean Language Program, gained first-hand knowledge about comparative justice systems, and explored the fashion districts. Since the summer of 2023, Jade has been studying Mandarin in Taiwan through the National Security Education Program (NSEP)’s Boren Scholarship, where she has been improving her language proficiency, learning about Taiwan’s history, and volunteering as a student ambassador for her language center’s incoming students.

Jade has recently been named as a 2023-2024 Charles B. Rangel Fellow. Through the Rangel Program, she will be pursuing a graduate degree in the sphere of international affairs. During Jade’s graduate school experience, she will complete one Congressional internship and one internship at an overseas embassy/consulate. Upon completing her graduate program, Jade will take the steps necessary to become a Foreign Service Officer for the Department of State. 

Earlier in her Drexel career, Jade was also involved in the Pennoni Honors College as a 2020 STAR Scholar and a 2020-21 Aspire Scholar.

Last updated: December 2023