After a visit by a study abroad representative during my freshman year of high school, I decided to spend a semester abroad at some point during my studies. Six years later, I studied abroad in France through the Davidson in France program. I spent a month in Paris and three months in Tours, a city in the Loire Valley, taking intensive language and French culture classes.
While abroad, I was able to engage my passion for photography. As part of the Davidson in France program, there were several trips throughout the semester, and I had a DSLR with me to photograph them. Many of these can be found in the Travel section of my photography portfolio.
To further my French education, I pursued a minor in French & Francophone Studies. In April 2020, I was inducted into Pi Delta Phi, the French Honor Society at Davidson. I believe that this minor, when combined with my political science major, provided me with plenty of opportunities at the intersection of those two fields. For example, I wrote my capstone paper for my political science major on French electoral reform and used English and French sources.