Allison Corbett (HISP ’09) on Multimedia Oral History Project

Allison Corbett (’09) is a Spanish interpreter and oral historian based in New York City. She has worked in Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West as a staff interpreter, and is currently working on The Language of Justice/El lenguaje de la justicia, a multimedia oral history project documenting the stories of language workers and… Read More

Giordano, Kristin (Class of 2014)

(BA Hispanic Studies & Linguistics) Before I graduated in May 2014, I had vague thoughts of traveling the world, or at least having some (any) plans to explain when people inevitably asked what was next for me. When Prof. Terukina mentioned the English Opens Doors Program in Chile to me, I jumped on the opportunity. I… Read More

Boone, Walter (Sam) (Class of 2015)

(BA Hispanic Studies & International Relations) In many ways I have had an interesting career trajectory. At William & Mary, I double majored in Hispanic Relations and International Relations with the idea that I could get involved with policy decisions in Latin America. My experience with the La Plata program in Argentina had a profound… Read More

Fillo, Maisoon (Class of 2015)

(BA Hispanic Studies & Psychology) Soon after graduating from William and Mary, I spent the summer in Vermont studying Spanish at Middlebury Language Schools. This program not only provided an environment of total language immersion, but exposed the linguistic depth of the Spanish language. Shortly following Middlebury, I spent a semester abroad teaching English in… Read More

Disseminating Research: Sarah Smith-Brady (’05) and the Field of Scholarly Publishing

Sarah Brady ('05)

“After leaving W&M in 2005 with a concentration in Hispanic Studies and certification in secondary education, I moved to Philadelphia to start a PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, I met some amazing people and found the environment wonderfully challenging and intellectually stimulating. However, I was no longer certain I wanted… Read More

Nathan Hoback (’10) shines as a teacher

Nathan Hoback (HISP '10)

Nathan Hoback, a HISP alum (’10) who went on to pursue an M.A. with the School of Education at W&M, has recently been distinguished as Matoaca High School Teacher of the Year 2016. A native of Roanoke, Nathan has been a member of the Matoaca High School faculty for five years, where he currently teaches Spanish 1… Read More

Jones, Lauren Ila (Class of 2004)

(BA Hispanic Studies & Sociology, 2004): Lauren was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award for the United Kingdom during 2012-2013.  You can read more about her experience here.  (Updated 2012)

Figliuoli, Eleonora (Class of 2012)

(BA History & Hispanic Studies): Eleonora recently started graduate studies at the University of Virginia.  You can read more about her experience here.  (Updated 2012)

Foster, Anne (Class of 2011)

(BA Hispanic Studies & History) recently spent a year in Spain teaching English at a High School in Madrid with the Cultural Ambassadors Program.  You can read more about her experience here.  (Updated 2012)

Mercado, Doug (Class of 1985)

(BA Latin American Studies & History): On Friday, May 14, 2010 Wm & Mary alumnus Doug Mercado was inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  Mercado graduated in the class of 1985 with a double major in Latin American Studies and History and extensive work in Spanish; he was also a resident in… Read More

Henriquez, Rafael (Class of 2008)

(BA Hispanic Studies): Before graduation I joined a pharmaceutical consulting company in Williamsburg serving as a translator as part of my practicum. After graduation I was offered a salary and have continued to work as a translator and now an ambassador manager in the global department working with European patients with chronic diseases, as well… Read More

Wergin, Kendra (Class of 2007)

(BA International Relations & Hispanic Studies): Kendra taught high school Spanish with Teach For America in Washington, D.C. for the last two years and found that her Hispanic Studies training was helpful aside from the language skills! She spent a lot of time in her second year working with Hispanic students and helping to make… Read More

Abbott, Charles (Class of 2007)

(BA Hispanic Studies): Work post-WM: 2006-07: Bilingual paralegal at Brown Goldstein Levy, LLP 2007: Interim Project Director with Students Helping Honduras, 501(c)3 2008: Fulbright ETA Grantee, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina 2009: Campaign Assistant, National Immigration Forum. Current status:
In my first year of law school at American University.  Dean’s Fellow at the Academy on… Read More

Smith-Brady, Sarah (Class of 2005)

(BA Hispanic Studies): Hello, dear professors!  I stumbled across this update form a couple weeks ago and wondered if it was too late to share my updates, but decided with Regina’s Facebook reminder today that it’s not!  Please feel free to share anything you wish… I began the University of Pennsylvania’s PhD program in Hispanic… Read More

Brain, Jennifer (Class of 2005)

(BA Hispanic Studies): Graduated in May 2009 from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in Sexuality and Health.  Currently working at International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region in New York City as an Evaluation Coordinator.  (Updated: 2009).

Martin, Mary Catherine (Class of 2004)

(BA Hispanic Studies & English): After college, I spent two years working as an English teacher in Kyoto, Japan.  After that, I traveled around quite a bit – around Japan, then spending time in San Francisco, Australia and D.C..  I then got into journalism, working first as a reporter for The Daily Iberian, a newspaper… Read More

Korp-Edward, Bethany (Class of 2000)

(BA Hispanic Studies) I went on to do an MA in Spanish Translation at Rutgers and became a court interpreter.  After working for several years in state court in New Jersey, I have been working for four years as a staff court interpreter at the Federal District Court in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  (Updated 2009)

Parks, Sarah (Class of 2003)

Sarah Parks received a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies in 2003, and went on to earn a Master of Social Work degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006.  She has worked in clinical settings including a community health clinic, a low-income housing community center, private adoption agencies, and the Family Reunification program at the… Read More

Mendoza, Maybelline (Class of 2007)

Maybelline Mendoza is a 2007 undergraduate alum that double-majored in Hispanic Studies and Business Marketing.  Maybelline has worked for a higher education magazine, but has spent the majority of her career in the beauty industry, as a part of the MaybellineNY*Garnier products’ division team, where she held increasing responsibilities in Sales and Marketing.  One of… Read More

Boone, Ben (Class of 2007)

Ben Boone graduated from the Hispanic Studies program in 2007, taking mostly courses in Latin American culture.  He went directly into the Master’s program in Higher Education Administration at the School of Education.  Concurrent to enrolling in the Higher Education program, Ben helped develop a non-profit that works with children in Managua, Nicaragua to provide… Read More

Pravdic, Leksa (Class of 2012) receives Fulbright Scholarship

LeksaPravdic

Hispanic Studies major Leksa Pravdic (’12) is one of only nine W&M 2012 graduates to receive a prestigious Fulbright US Student Grant.  During 2012-2013, Leksa will act as an English Teaching Assistant in Serbia.  You can read the full featured story here. Congratulations, Leksa!

Wichems, Desmond (Class of 1990)

Immigrated to Australia in 2004. Currently working as an R & D chemist for a scientific instrumentation company. Missed homecoming this year, but had a great time last year when I attended with my wife ( class of 1989)

Roman-Lagunas, Patricia (Class of 2007)

(BA Hispanic Studies & International Relations): I graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in May ’10 and was admitted to practice law in Indiana on October 15th. I work at a law firm near my home town and am currently applying to the Illinois bar so that I can be licensed in both… Read More

Panagopoulos Basham, Nicole (Class of 1998)

(BA Spanish & Government): Enjoying living in Austin, Texas with my husband Eric, my 4 year old son, Will and our black lab Jake. I’m afraid my Spanish has been limited to foreign films as of late, but we did have our son in a bilingual co-operative preschool for some time, so I had some… Read More

Ovando, Julia (Class of 2002)

(BA Spanish):  I’ve opened my own solo legal practice in Arlington Virginia, focused on guardian ad litem work for children and criminal defense work (mostly court appointed) for Spanish speaking immigrants. (Updated 2010)

Murray Hutchcroft, Laura (Class of 1991)

(BA Spanish/Government): My family was recently profiled here: http://www.holycrosshealth.org/newsletters_story_pregnancy.htm (Updated 2010)

Howard, Martha (Class of 1996)

(BA Spanish): I’m currently getting my Spanish licenciatura here at the University of Valencia. I’ve lived in Valencia for 12 years and would love to help any W&M students who are here and need an American contact. (Updated 2010)

Davis, Martha (Class of 1996)

(BA Spanish) I received my Ph.D. in Spanish literature from Catholic University this May. I am working as an assistant professor of Spanish at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria. I hope to join you at Homecoming another year. (Updated 2010)

Bintrim, Rebecca (Class of 2008)

(BS Biology and Hispanic Studies): I’m in the process of applying to graduate school for Latin American Studies and planning on going to Brazil in January for six months. (Updated 2010)

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