First, I would like to thank Professor Jennifer Gully for being a great professor, an excellent independent study advisor, and an all-around wonderful human being. I think of her as a close advisor and, dare I say, a friend. Further, I would be remiss not to mention Professor Bruce Campbell, who convinced me to major in German Studies in the first place. Though he is now retired, he will always have a place in my heart.
In terms of experiences that most contributed to my education, I travelled to Potsdam during the summer of 2017 and participated in a joint program between the Universität Potsdam and William and Mary. This program served as a good introduction to several broad, yet necessary topics in German culture and literature.
This coming summer I will be working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Federal Records Management at their national headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. In the fall, I will begin a two-year master’s program in International Security with George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. I am very grateful for the first-rate education that I have received at William and Mary and for the many memories that I will always cherish.