Victoria R. Leonard, '07
ID major French-LACS
Honors in French and LACS
Title of ID Thesis: "Persil ou perejil?: une étude sur le concept de la "frontière" entre l'Haïti et la République Dominicaine dans l'histoire et dans la littérature actuelle."
During the 2006-2007 year, she worked with Prof. Chilcoat on her thesis and learned about the responsibilities professors have.
Moreover, she worked with Prof. Garcia for her summer research fellowship on the Ancient Greek Tragedies of the Francophone and Spanish speaking Caribbean, while concentrating mostly on Sophocles' Antigone. She presented her findings at a talk for Summer Research Scholars in the Fall of 2006.
Statement: "Honestly, I could not have had better educational experience at Union College; I loved taking French and Spanish classes at Union, the faculty is caring and genuine, and the opportunities such as the Future Professors Program and the Fulbright were all possible because I went to Union. My term abroad in France was a life changing experience, and it opened my eyes to the world. In the future I hope either become a Professor of French and Francophone Studies, or work for an international organization that combines my love of other cultures with French and Spanish, and possibly the arts (dance in particular.)"