BA, 2015

Shortly after graduating from CU in Anthropology and French, I joined the Peace Corps and served as an English teacher for two years in Namibia. My time in Namibia, combined with current political events in the U.S., kindled my interest in advocacy work for immigrant populations. I returned to CU to pursue a law degree, and am hoping to practice refugee and asylum law. Given that a great number of refugees come from Francophone countries, I’m looking forward to the prospect of utilizing my French skills to connect on a deeper level with future clients. For this, I owe a great deal of thanks to the wonderful French department. Learning a language can be daunting, but the professors de-mystify the undertaking with their passion, support, and all-around great teaching! The faculty were also incredibly helpful and encouraging as I researched study abroad programs, and I was able to spend a semester in Dakar, Senegal. Between the diverse array of classes, experienced professors, study abroad options, and on-campus resources and activities, CU’s French department truly provides a comprehensive and effective program.