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Elizabeth Loiselle '15
International Studies

“ Outside of meeting my future husband (cheesy, I know), my fondest memory was going to Chile to do an independent research project for the Cater Society in Santiago and the Atacama Desert. It was focused on the Dirty War era; I was able to visit former torture centers and interview locals about the impact that it still has on the society and elections today. ”
How has Washington College contributed to the person you are? 
WAC pushed my boundaries! I studied my heart out to the point where I was nicknamed "the library girl" by a random student. I was embarrassed initially, but it is definitely something I own now! I loved immersing myself in subjects that I felt passionate about. I also loved that professors helped me grow my ideas while challenging them at the same time.
If you were a Washington College student today, what would you be sure to pursue or take advantage of? 
Get off campus, seriously. Go abroad, do an internship or do both like I did. WAC has so many opportunities and supports you along the way, take advantage of it. Get out of the bubble (as great as it is); if you stay in, you'll miss out on the world and awesome memories.
Activities I was involved in: 
Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows
Omicron Delta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa
Sigma Delta Pi
Spanish Club