Graduates 2015-2016

Gregory Packer Jr. ’16 Senior Profile: Hispanic Studies & International Relations

packer_gI have been taking Spanish classes since I was in the 7th grade (I was living in Seoul Korea at the time). So it was a natural progression for me to double major in Hispanic Studies and International Relations. I have really enjoyed many of my Department of Modern Languages classes but two of them that stand out for me are Hispanic Studies Film Cinema with Professor Buck and reading Cien años de soledad with Professor Longo. As a military kid who lived in Germany and South Korea and travelled to 28 countries on 5 continents (Antarctica and South America are the only 2 continents I haven’t visited), I got to see a lot of the world and experience many different cultures. But nothing compares to my time studying abroad in Cadiz, Spain during the summer of 2014. That study abroad experience was especially exciting because it was during the World Cup and the Spanish team was one of the favorites. It was a great experience that I will always remember.

I’ve been accepted to several Law schools in the Washington D.C. area. However, I am still trying to decide if I will start law school in the Fall or whether I will work for a year or two first to gain some work experience to help me decide which area of the law I want to focus on. I am also looking at several employment opportunities with the Federal Government and with private companies in D.C.