Some of my best experiences at William & Mary have been through the Hispanic Studies department, such as studying abroad in Cádiz and Sevilla, and traveling to the Basque region to do research over spring break. Through my classes, I have learned not just about the language, but about the importance of understanding and appreciating different cultures and why cross-cultural studies matter. Some of my favorite moments in the classroom have been reading books and poetry by Latinx authors that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise. My favorite memories include people I met through the Hispanic Studies department and being able to bond over life changing experiences, both in the US and abroad. After college, I am going into consulting, with the goal of being able to combine my love of finance and Spanish and work in a bilingual community.