By the time Paige Bowman graduated in 2015, she had studied in Mexico, worked in the U.S. Consulate in Panama, and completed majors in International Studies and Spanish. After finishing an evaluation of rural development efforts in Mexico, she began working with immigrants and refugees in Seattle. More here.
Congratulations to junior Olivia Smith on being awarded the prestigious Truman scholarship. The academic award, from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, is given to undergraduates who are preparing for careers in public service. Smith, a junior political science and Spanish double major and Sullivan Scholar, is the only Washington college student to receive the award in 2015. More here.
Alumni Profile: Jenny Chott Hannibal: Conducting training in French for surgeons in Madagascar was not on her radar screen when Jenny Chott Hannibal '96 decided to major in French and Mathematics. Neither were women in Malawi, Madagascar, and Mauritania who can't afford the surgeries they need. Read the article here.
Three Interns, One Equal Heart: Spanish students and alumni Ella Youtsey, Sara Haugen, and Taylor Denton use their language skills, classroom learning, study-abroad and volunteer experiences to support families and communities of Tseltal Maya as interns at One Equal Heart. Read the article and watch the video here.