Hola a todxs! My name is Kelley Doyle and I am a Hispanic Studies and Religious Studies double major. Coming into college, I knew I wanted to continue Spanish, having begun studying the language in middle school. My first semester, I jumped right in and took a Freshman Seminar with Professor Cate-Arries called “Imaginando Madrid: Paisajes urbanos en transición, 1808-2014.” Within the first few weeks, she invited all of her students in the class to her home for a Spanish dinner. The hospitality and warmth I felt as a result of that experience has continued throughout my time in this wonderful department. I also had the opportunity to study abroad in Cádiz, combining my interests in religion and Spanish culture to develop my own research project. Professors here really know their students: I remember one time in Cádiz, Professor Buck clipped me an article from a local paper about Bob Dylan, just because she thought I would enjoy it! The Hispanic Studies faculty is committed and caring, teaching its students to care deeply about this world and its people, whether through creating literacy programs, advocating for representation, or defending human rights. I have absolutely loved my time in the department and am grateful for the way it has shaped me. In the fall, I will be starting a Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, studying religion, art, and activism, as well as hopefully continuing Spanish in the Latin American Studies program!