Graduates 2012-2013

Catherine Lipper ’13 Senior Profile: French and Francophone Studies

Catherine Lipper 2013My 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.