Senior Profile: Makena Barron (Hispanic Studies ’19)

I have cherished every moment, every class, and every adventure that I have taken with the Hispanic Studies Department. As a freshman, I could not have fathomed that I would have the opportunity to travel to Cuba to conduct research that would continue throughout my time at the college. As a freshman, I would have not imagined that I would spend a semester in Seville, Spain and experience all the aspects of Spanish literature, language, and culture that I had always dreamt about. As a freshman, I would have not guessed that I would meet some of my best friends, most inspiring mentors, and incredible connections that will last a lifetime. As a senior, I am truly grateful for the experiences and opportunities I have had in the Hispanic Studies Department and for all the life lessons, adventures, friendships, and aspirations it has given me along the way. After graduation, I plan to move to Washington D.C. and start my job as a Federal Consultant with Grant Thornton in their Public Sector group. I am confident that I will bring all these lessons, memories, and aspirations with me as I embark on a new chapter in my life.

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