Senior Profile: Pedro Ramos (Hispanic Studies, ’18)

RamosI am very happy with my decision to double major in Hispanic Studies and History. After taking Advanced Grammar and Composition with Professor Jorge Terukina Fall of my Freshman year, I decided I wanted to major in Hispanic Studies. The small class size and professor support that I encountered from my first class in the department was something I wanted to experience throughout the rest of college. As I labored through my GER requirements my first two years at W&M, my Hispanic Studies courses were always a welcome treat because of the focus on discussion and my interest in the course material. Entering W&M, I knew I wanted to study abroad for an entire year, which I was only able to achieve by majoring in Hispanic Studies. I spent my Junior year in Seville, Spain without worrying about credits because of the encouragement and support I received from the Hispanic Studies faculty. Outside the classroom, I have served as a TA for HISP 203 and am currently interning with the National Security Archive’s Southern Cone Documentation Project here on campus for Hispanic Studies credit. Finally, as my Hispanic Studies career ends, I will be interning at the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington D.C. directly following graduation.

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