From my first class to my last class in the French department, the professors have been intelligent, organized, and compassionate. My professors encouraged me to major in French in addition to my Government major, and they have been there to help in any way they could. I have enjoyed the people in the department, whether we were in a class together for one semester or several. I will remember fondly group study rooms in Swem before tests and meeting to work on group projects or videos, and I now have a complex understanding of the French Revolution. During my time at William and Mary, I have become passionate about abolishing the death penalty and criminal justice issues. I hope to be involved in mitigation in capital cases or pursue a position in a criminal justice related field or other research.