Post-graduation plans: This summer Isabel will be studying Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan as part of the Taiwan-U.S. Sister Alliance Global Ambassador Scholarship Program. In the fall, she will start at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities pursuing a doctorate in history with a focus on East Asia and comparative early modern history between China and Spain. Her first year will be supported by a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship.
Isabel on her Bryn Mawr experience: "Bryn Mawr has provided the space for me to follow my interests and has taught me to believe in myself. My Bryn Mawr experience was shaped by the individuals who peopled it: professors, classmates, coworkers, and staff. I am grateful for the professors and deans who supported my love of history, literature, and languages and my motivation to create a major that brought those fields together. Their mentorship and encouragement were instrumental in nurturing my intellectual curiosity and confidence. I’m grateful, too, for the incredible people I am lucky to call my friends. I can’t wait to continue those friendships for many years to come."
Major: Independent major in Comparative History and Literature, China and Spain, 14th-18th centuries
Key Bryn Mawr experiences:
- Independent major
- Special Collections assistant
- Hanna Holborn Gray Research Fellow
- Bi-Co and Tri-Co programing (took several courses at Haverford and Swarthmore)
- Presenting at the Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium Student Research Conference on Cultures of Resistance
- Participating in the Asian-American Reading Group and Compass: Navigating Multiness Conference
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
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