WCAS, Religious Studies
I am so honored to have been a part of the German Department at Northwestern! I was Homecoming Wildcat in the Fall of 2019 and along with wearing a tiara while we beat Nebraska, going to Berlin thanks to the German Department was the best experience I had at Northwestern. Thanks to a very generous fellowship, I was able to travel to Berlin during spring
break of my sophomore year in order to conduct research with Syrian refugee doctors living in Germany. It was an incredible piece of journalism I explored with one of my best friends, Sarah Dinegar, along with the assistance of Franziska Lys and Jan Behrs. I could never have imagined what an impact that trip would
have on my life. After speaking with a neurologist, pediatrician, and surgeon all trying to re-enter the medical field in a foreign country they now called home, I began to realize one of my passions lies in telling the stories of powerful individuals in medicine and science. With that in mind, I am so fortunate to be taking the next year to get a Masters in Journalism at Medill in the Healthcare, Environment, and Science specialization. Thanks to my German language skills, I anticipate to travel
back to Germany or Austria in my fourth quarter as a Masters student to uncover some of the benefits of their healthcare systems compared to the United States. Such a global endeavor would not be possible if were
not for the unparalleled support of my German professors hear at Northwestern. Thanks to the creativity of Ingrid Zeller, I can confidently discuss architecture in German or English while Johannes Paluch made it possible for me to read through a German newspaper with gusto. Being a German student at Northwestern is without a doubt one of the greatest opportunities I seized in my four years and would recommend that anyone with even an ounce of interest in the language or the culture follows suit!