Graduates 2018-2019

Senior Profile: Giselle Jernigan (Chinese Studies major & Japanese Studies minor ’19)

Giselle Jernigan has a major in Chinese and a minor Japanese.  She transferred to W&M her junior year and upon entering the Chinese department, quickly felt the encouragement of the language professors, who work so closely with their students to enhance their language skills, and the fellow culture professors, who invoke the connections between Chinese history, society, and language.  She is grateful for all the intimate, supportive talks and understanding from her language professors, which helped her overcome the difficulties that any student inevitably feels in their language journey.  Her best memories are from studying abroad in Beijing with fellow W&M Chinese students and experiencing first-hand the language and culture they had been studying.  Even in China, they carried the Tribe spirit and supported each other in what could be a rough but adventurous time.  Giselle will be studying abroad in Taiwan this summer and hopes to find a translation or tutoring job thereafter.

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