The majority of my last four years have been spent in Washington Hall on Old Campus. I entered William & Mary unsure of how or even if I wanted to continue my German language studies. As a freshman, I decided to take my first German topics course with Professor Burney and immediately knew that the decision was made – I was going to major in German. The next semester I also started to take Russian as well and have been enrolled in courses with a variety of professors since then. Washington Hall and the lovely German House across campus quickly became a second home. From Kaffeeklatsch to Filmabend and Oktoberfest to Frühlungsfest, I always found friends (and delicious food) that enhanced my passion for the language and culture. A huge thank you to the language department for keeping me interested and inspired to learn and challenge myself in every aspect of life! After graduation, I plan to keep up my language skills and utilize them to help people across the world!