My name is Catherine Lipper, and I am a graduating senior originally from New Providence, NJ. I am a double major in International Relations and French and Francophone Studies. I first became interested in both international relations and French when I lived abroad in London, England for four years during elementary school. While at W&M, I have enjoyed taking French courses on scandalous women in literature, French cinema, secrets and revelations in literature, French identity constructions of sub-Saharan Africa, and French cultural studies. I studied abroad last spring in Brussels, Belgium with Internships in Francophone Europe (IFE). While in Brussels, I also interned with ESISC, the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center, as a member of their World Terror Watch team. I presented my research on the aftermath of the Arab uprisings at the Fête de la Recherche in November 2012. Upon graduation, I intend to work in international affairs, either in Washington D.C. or New York City.