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The Globe-trotting Leader

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First-gen student Chloe Mayhew ’22 is a born leader. She’s held positions in the Lambda Sigma Honor Society, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Model UN team, and she was even named a 2020 Millennium Fellow. But what she really loves is traveling.

Chloe Mayhew ’22 is pretty much unstoppable. From vice president of the Lambda Sigma Honor Society to representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to delegate for the Model United Nations team, she’s always looking ahead—and she says it comes from her parents. “I am a first-generation student within my immediate family, and every day I wake up thankful for the fact that I am attending an incredible four-year university, studying a field that I am very passionate about,” Chloe told us.

Initially, she was recruited by Kayte Kinsley, assistant athletics director and head field hockey coach, to play field hockey for Pace. It was her “commitment to the team” that inspired Chloe to attend, not to mention the location. “Pleasantville is just a short train ride away from New York City,” Chloe explained to us. “[It’s] a land of opportunity for professions in international relations.”

Joining the Pace field hockey team ended up being a perfect fit. “I have never before been a part of such a unique group of talented young women who share a passion for hard work, dedication, and loyalty to the team’s success,” Chloe said. “Our program is very young, as Pace Field Hockey played their very first season just 2015, and we have already achieved so much in such a short period of time, including a trip to the 2018 DII National Championships Festival during my freshman season.”

And travel is something Chloe has been doing long before she came to Pace. In high school, she participated in the People to People Student Ambassador Program, which offers one-of-a-kind travel opportunities to students. “From living with an Italian family in La Spezia, to making paella with professional chefs in Barcelona, this experience opened my eyes to this amazing world around me,” Chloe told us. It was what ultimately inspired her to major in global studies. “I became obsessed with learning about and comparing the different regions of the world, understanding the values of individual cultures, and comparing them to my own.”

That determination and deep respect for global affairs caught the eye of the Millennium Fellow committee last year, a prestigious honor of which Chloe was recognized. “It is truly a privilege to work alongside such motivated, like-minded, and kind-hearted intellectuals from across the globe that make up our Class of 2020,” she enthused. “I have every intention to make the most of this wonderful opportunity before me.”

We’re excited to hear more about Chloe’s many future successes as she completes her degree here at Pace. And she’s certainly keeping busy! Chloe recounted her 2020 New Years with us, which she celebrated on another continent. “I was visiting one of my teammates, Grace Henderson, who is a goalie on the Pace Field Hockey team,” she explained. “Over winter break, a few of my teammates and I took a trip to Australia where we met up with Grace and some of her local friends, and together we rented a 12-seater van and did the Great Ocean Road trip across Southern Australia.”

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