I am very happy with my decision to double major in Hispanic Studies and History. After taking Advanced Grammar and Composition with Professor Jorge Terukina Fall of my Freshman year, I decided I wanted to major in Hispanic Studies. The small class size and professor support that I encountered from my first class in the department was something I wanted to experience throughout the rest of college. As I labored through my GER requirements my first two years at W&M, my Hispanic Studies courses were always a welcome treat because of the focus on discussion and my interest in the course material. Entering W&M, I knew I wanted to study abroad for an entire year, which I was only able to achieve by majoring in Hispanic Studies. I spent my Junior year in Seville, Spain without worrying about credits because of the encouragement and support I received from the Hispanic Studies faculty. Outside the classroom, I have served as a TA for HISP 203 and am currently interning with the National Security Archive’s Southern Cone Documentation Project here on campus for Hispanic Studies credit. Finally, as my Hispanic Studies career ends, I will be interning at the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington D.C. directly following graduation.