"Deciding to become a French major with the department's encouragement was one of the best decisions I ever made...Not only did it open up the world of francophonie, it also made possible career choices that would have been otherwise inconceivable. Today, I lead UNDP's Team on Governance and Peace Consolidation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the largest and most complex countries in Africa, and think back with immense gratitude not only to Professor Armstrong's seminars, but also to those of remarkable Bryn Mawr professors that are no longer with us, among them: Mario Maurin, Roseline Cousin and Michel Guggenheim."