Madeline Griffin

Class of:



International Studies, Hispanic Studies, History


I grew up in a small, traditional part of the world. Because of that, I have always been very interested in different cultures, countries, languages, etc. Before college, I was heavily involved in music, which I continue to pursue through local and college choirs and programs. After studying abroad in Spain and teaching in Costa Rica, I work as a Global Ambassador with the OIE (Office of International Education) to facilitate international learning and global citizenship. I also work at the MCA Gallery, where we promote learning through the arts, which are just as important. In the future, I hope to promote global learning in whatever career I pursue, whether it be through language learning, music, art, history, or International Affairs.


What advice would you give to future Honors Scholars?

Don’t limit yourself. It can be tempting to resign yourself to what you know. Don’t let fear stop you from pushing yourself to grow. Follow your curiosity, and see where it leads you.

What is one of your experiences as an Honors student that has meant the most to you?

The continual support and encouragement of the honors program enabled me to receive a global-minded education I would not have had access to anywhere else. I’ve done a lot as an Honors student, but this is by far the most valuable.

  • Madeline Griffin