Her love for languages and culture has taken her to France, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, and Brazil. Now, she hopes to use her new found language skills as she works towards earning her Master’s Degree.
Kaitlyn graduated a semester early with a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and French. She wants to pursue a career with an NGO to promote the humanitarian cause. In January 2015, she traveled to Brazil to obtain an internship, learn Portuguese, make connections for possible future job opportunities, and teach English. She has served as Summer Scholars Counselor for the Emory & Henry Summer Scholars Program, Global Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Peer Mentor, and Peer Tutor. In addition, she was involved in Habitat for Humanity, Rotaract, Pi Sigma Kappa Sorority, and Pi Delta Phi National French Honors Society. One of her favorite experiences at Emory & Henry is being one of the Global Ambassadors. She said, “I love getting to know other people and incorporating those cultures and diversities into our campus life.”
Emory & Henry Summer Scholars Counselor, Global Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Peer Mentor, Peer Tutor, Habitat for Humanity, Rotaract, Pi Sigma Kappa, Pi Delta Phi National French Honors Society
Q: What advice would you give to first-year Honors Scholars?
A: Don’t be afraid to fail. Try, try, try and try again. It may be frustrating, but the Honors Program will give you the tools to overcome those obstacle and learn from each failed attempt. As Thomas Edison once said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” You are closer than you think, just keep pushing through.