I graduated in May 2016 with a double major in French and Politics with a concentration in International Relations. One of the highlights of my time at Messiah was studying abroad in Paris - it was a requirement for my French major but it definitely fit in well with the international relations part of my Politics major. I was able to take classes in French that qualified some of my IR concentration requirements and living in a city with so much history was enriching both personally and academically. I wrote my Senior Honors Thesis about the relationship between France and Germany during the two World Wars because of my travels through the two countries - it was truly an unforgettable experience! My current work is advocating in the state government for people with autism and intellectual disability. I love my job and the field I work in, and I keep up with French on the side!