Graduates 2013-2014

Doug Tibbett ’14 Senior Profile: German Studies

Tibbett.DEver since I enrolled at W&M, I wanted to teach language in a secondary education setting, and I’m happy to be realizing that goal soon. I originally chose to study German because I wanted to improve my proficiency in the language, though I’ve come to love language study in general through my classes in Spanish and Italian here. But through this, German has remained my fascination. The grammar makes sense to me in such a way unlike any other language I’ve studied.

Through the years, I’ve enjoyed discussing complex and sometimes uncomfortable topics in German history courses and taken in the rich German culture in literature and film. My studies allowed me to live in Berlin for a summer and go to school at Universität Potsdam, which was important to my personal and academic development. Next year, I’ll be at William and Mary to earn my Master’s in Education and become certified to teach high school German.