Jessica A. Sherrod, '12
Major: Asian Studies
Dean’s List (2008-2012)
Jessica climbing the Great Wall in Beijing, China during the 2010 term abroad program
Thesis Title: "The Fragmentation of Collective Action in Contemporary China: Micro-regions and Occupation (Fall/Winter 2012)"
Statement: “Being nominated for election into membership to the Phi Beta Kappa Society is the single greatest honor I have ever received, but what this honor truly represents is the culmination of my studies under so many outstanding professors in the Chinese and Asian Studies departments in particular. I know that I would never have been able to achieve this distinction without the constant direction and tutelage I received from the amazing professors I encountered along my academic journey at Union. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time in China during my term abroad, and all of my experiences in learning Chinese have not only opened my eyes and mind to a culture so vastly different from ours, but also enabled me to grow as a student and, more importantly, as a person. I will truly relish the fact that this nomination will always remind me of the excellent professors who have pushed me to be the best student I could and will continue to be. I hope that I will be able to return to China to continue my Chinese studies, in the meantime, I will be working as a Litigation Paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP."