What do you do now?
Working at Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories as an associate scientist. I aspire to attend medical school in the near future.
How did your language major help you after UC?
My Spanish major has helped me in a variety of ways. Primarily, it has opened up my mind to many new concepts, perspectives, cultures, and ways of expressing myself, which are all fundamentals of a creative, compassionate, and innovative mind. These tools have helped me to better connect to people both at Ursinus and abroad in Spain, and will continue to help me connect to my patients as a future doctor.
What was your most rewarding experience in your language major?
It is difficult to say what my most rewarding experience was because there were so many. The three most prominent were my connections with my professors, my study abroad experience, and meeting Fulbright teaching assistants at the Spanish conversation table every week. The professors at Ursinus College are the best of the best! Not only are they all extremely knowledgeable but they are incredible teachers. Every semester I was challenged, encouraged, and laughed with the most personable of professors.
My second rewarding experience was studying abroad. I was fortunate enough to study in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, and during that time I grew in language abilities and maturity. While abroad I made friends with a group of Spaniards, which was an unforgettable experience and we still remain in touch today.
Finally, the Fulbright teaching assistants that Ursinus College hires from different Spanish-speaking countries were fantastic opportunities to learn new cultures, practice my speaking abilities, and make new friends.