2010 Student Spotlight

Jennifer Sandel

(Class of 2011)

photo of Jennifer Sandel"American Studies also provided me with wonderful professors. The excitement I have for my courses is largely due to the enthusiasm with which every AMS professor teaches. Each of my professors has pushed me to be creative—in my opinion the most important quality any individual, but especially a marketing professional, can have."

Read what Jennifer had to say about the AMS program, her London internship, and her career.

Seth Seward

(Class of 2011)

photo of Seth Seward"With a degree in American Studies, I hope to venture into the field of politics. I feel that what I learn in American Studies will help me to understand the U.S. culture as a whole."

Read what Seth had to say about his AMS major and Washington, DC, experiences.

Audrey Houseman

(Class of 2012)

photo of Audrey Houseman"Throughout high school, I was always interested in the people and cultures of Latin America, but this interest didn't translate into a major, until I arrived at Miami and saw all that the Latin American Studies program had to offer."

Read what Audrey had to say about the LAS program and her internship with the Washington Center.

Meghan Moore

(Class of 2012)

photo of Meghan Moore"The analytical skills I have developed within American Studies help me to excel in all my classes. Beyond that, the program prepares and inspires me to be an engaged and responsible citizen. When I graduate I will be prepared for a career."

Read what Meghan had to say the strengths of the AMS program and her Wilks Scholar experience.

Tony Arnold

(Class of 2005)

photo of Tony Arnold"As a young journalist, I am appreciating how the American Studies program has shaped so much of how I write, conduct interviews, and edit stories. The training has really helped me to think on my toes and pursue more of the underlying themes of the stories."

Read what Tony had to say about how the AMS program has led to his success as a reporter with Chicago Public Radio.

Shauna Hanley

(Class of 2003)

photo of Shauna Hanley"The American Studies program at Miami offered a number of opportunities for guided academic research. By taking advantage of these enriching pursuits, I am equipped to think independently, to engage with perplexing problems, and to draw my own conclusions from all available evidence."

Read what Shauna had to say about the American Studies program and her life after Miami.

Juli Smith

(Class of 2010)

photo of Juli Smith"My study abroad experience in Latin America really helped me to put the things I learned in LAS and Spanish classes into practice, and to see first-hand how the things I've been learning about affect the people in this region. It was so cool to be able to put a real memory with the places I've been studying for so long!"

Read what Juli had to say about her South American study abroad experiences while being a student at Miami.

Jonathan Lawson

(Class of 2011)

photo of Jonathan Lawson"My diverse experiences at Miami were unforeseen when I began my freshman year. I eventually found many easily attainable options to gain exposure to Latin American culture, and my involvement in LAS greatly influenced my life direction."

Read what Jonathan had to say about his Caribbean and European experiences while being a student at Miami.

Stephanie Brock

(Class of 2010)

photo of Stephanie Brock"There is so much more to college than just taking classes. I have formed real friendships with my professors and peers because I am studying a subject that I have always and will always love. I am excited to be involved on and off campus and feel like I have really made a difference."

Read what Stephanie had to say about her experiences at Miami.

Tom French

(Class of 2011)

photo of Tom French"The LAS curriculum and outside-of-class programs have brought an international consciousness that I did not expect to find at Miami. LAS enriched my knowledge of history and how we, as Americans, view our neighbors to the south."

Read what Tom had to say about his international experiences at Miami.

Brittany Jacobs

(Class of 2010)

photo of Brittany Jacobs"Through my majors in Zoology and Latin American Studies, a minor in Spanish, and Miami Plan courses ranging from anthropology to art history, I've gained a broader view of life and the ability to analyze things from different perspectives."

Read what Brittany had to say about her international and other experiences at Miami.