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Katie Wellington

Class of 2016
Major/Minor: International Studies (Concentration: Near Eastern Studies) Minor: Anthropology

Campus Involvement
  • Peer Mentor
  • Global Education Office (GEO)
  • Amnesty International
  • Model United Nations
  • Washington College Hillel 
  • WC Voyager
  • Study Abroad Experiences: The American University in Cairo (AUC), “The Jerusalem Experience”- January 2013, Jerusalem, Israel, World Model United Nations - Brussels, Belgium, Conference on the Muslim World - Istanbul, Turkey, The Cuban Experience - Havana, Cuba 
  • Internship: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.,


Hometown: Chicago, IL

Why did you choose your major?

After traveling Tanzania when I was in high school, I realized my passion for traveling and helping others. After a trip to Israel my freshmen year with Professor Prud’homme, I became fascinated with the Middle East, whether it be experiencing the cultures, languages, and even more, the complexity of relations within the region itself. Since then, I never looked back, in which I have traveled to Israel, the West Bank, Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan, experiencing multiple cultures and religions, and meeting incredible people along the way.