Thinking Beyond Borders Alumni Spotlight
Jamie Spence, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Barnstable High School alumna, now studies at Fordham University. Here she discusses why transitioning to college was easy after her gap year, dealing with the inner-conflict that she felt while working in communities abroad, and what she has to reconcile before traveling abroad again. How would you describe your transition to college
Janelle Kranz, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Mount Saint Mary Academy alumna, and George Washington University student, discusses receiving an award, building a career in International Relations, and her plans for the rest of her time in college. How do you feel being an honoree for the GW Student Employee of the Year award? I have been so lucky to
Genevieve M. Hawkins, a 2010 Global Gap Year, Brown University, and Newton North High School alumna, discusses life after college, discovering a new talent, and how her gap year inspired her to get involved in college initiatives. What do you do now that you’ve graduated from college? It has been an introspective journey, figuring out how
In this interview, Charlotte Robertson, a 2014 Global Gap Year alumna and a student at Ithaca College where she is a Park Scholar, talks about finding direction after her gap year, her advocacy to bring issues of injustice to light and people she regards as heroes. Charlotte is also an alum of Myers Park High
Evan Brandaw, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Catlin Gabel School alumnus, is studying at the College of Wooster. In this interview he shares why he is more confident now speaking his mind, about his heroes, and about a time he struggled during his gap year. What did you enjoy about the seminars? They were optional.
In this interview, Asha Knish, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Shattuck – St. Mary’s School alumna, discusses why grappling with a traditional education structure revealed a turning point in her personal and college career, and the role her gap year played. What’s it been like since you got into college since your gap year?
Influenced by her family of accomplished photographers, Bre Adey, a 2014 Global Gap Year and Douglas S. Freeman High School alumna, talks about her natural passion for photography; how one man’s story taught her the lesson of resilience on her gap year, and the influence of mentors on her development. Have you always had an interest
Arden Haselmann, a 2012 Global Gap Year and School of the Future alumna, is studying Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at Wheaton College. In this interview, she discusses finding herself through her experiences and learning on her gap year, and the critical ways she is investing in her future. Since your gap year, how often do you
Claire Mai, a 2012 Global Gap Year and Stratford High School, is a student at Washington University in St. Louis. In this interview, she discusses how her gap year pulled her out of her comfort zone, and how she is using the same methods to impact other freshmen in college. What significant event shaped
Lizzie Miller, a 2012 Global Gap Year and La Canada High School alumna, is a student of the University of Southern California, where she is studying Medical Anthropology. In this interview she discusses not getting into colleges of her choice, why it turned out to be a positive thing, and the role her gap year played.