Passionate, dedicated, and motivated are just a few words with which 21-year-old Dov Magit describes herself. A political science major, minoring in English, Dov transferred to Pace University for her sophomore year and joined the Honors College right away. “I liked the small classes and campus and they were very understanding of my financial needs,” Dov says of her transfer to Pace.
Though she now lives in Sleepy Hallow, Dov was born in Connecticut and moved to France, where her mother is from, when she was two months old. This was just the beginning of Dov’s world travels. “I have been to thirteen countries and lived in about seven,” Dov tells us. She feels that traveling and living abroad is important, particularly for Americans. “It gives one perspective and it fosters greater cultural understanding, respect, and tolerance,” she says.
Since coming to Pace, Dov dove right in and is extremely involved. She is the current President and founder of Pace University’s C.H.I.L.D. Project; President of Model UN (an award-winning organization); president, vice-president, and treasurer for three separate honors societies; and a member of the Pace Political Action Club, among other clubs and activities.
Dov will be graduating in May and has applied for a Fulbright Award to France to study the integration of Arabs into French society, using Paris ghettos as a case study. Fulbright Awards are highly competitive. Dov’s back-up plan is to work for a law firm in Manhattan and to spend several months in Cambodia working in orphanages. No matter where life may take her in the future, Dov will definitely make a positive impact with her work.