International Relations Student, Gabriel Klein, named College of Liberal & Creative Arts Undergraduate Hood Recipient for Class of 2022

Author: Department of International Relations
May 24, 2022
Gabriel Klein

Photo of Gabriel Klein, supplied by Gabriel Klein himself

As part of a longstanding tradition, each of the University’s six academic colleges selects an undergraduate and a graduate student to represent their classmates and wear their college’s academic hood during the Commencement ceremony.  The College of Liberal & Creative Arts has chosen International Relations student, Gabriel Klein, to represent LCA’s Class of 2022 and will be honored during San Francisco State University’s 121st Commencement ceremony, to be held at Oracle Park Friday, May 27.

Throughout his SF State career, Gabriel Klein has demonstrated a commitment to global service, exemplifying his desire to contribute to human rights, human security and environmental sustainability long-term.  

Klein is an International Relations major and Global Peace, Human Rights and Justice Studies minor. He has worked on building schools for children in Cambodia with Angkor4Kids, served an internship on climate change through the Green Education Initiative and has a passion for Afghan and Ukrainian refugee resettlement.  

Klein has contributed ideas to improve student outreach and engagement in the Department of International Relations, such as proposing collaborations with nonprofits that work with K – 12 global education. 

His role as teaching assistant in the new course “Children and Youth in International Relations” serves as recognition from faculty of his leadership skills and stewardship. In that course, he developed and implemented visual educational tools, allowing a diverse array of students to voice their authentic childhood experiences. In addition, Klein’s term as managing editor of SF State’s International Relations Journal coincided with the largest issue in the last decade.