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Katie Wellington

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

Campus Involvement
  • Peer Mentor
  • 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.,

Q&A

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Why did you choose your major?
In the summer of 2011, I had the incredible opportunity of traveling to Tanzania, Africa and teaching English at a local primary school. By spending my summer in Africa, I learned a lot about life, and myself. In the end, Tanzania didn’t just change my perspective of the world, it changed my life. Also, this past January, I had the incredible experience of traveling to Israel with Professor Prud’homme and studying at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During my time in Israel, I found the Jewish religions and culture to be absolutely fascinating and found my overall experience as inspirational. By the end of the two-week period, I had not only experienced multiple cultures, met incredible individuals, and fallen in love with Israel, but I was even more inspired to help out the country, the Middle East, and even more, the world.