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Grace Harter

Class of 2010
Major/Minor: International Studies

I loved the travel opportunities. I went on the Kiplin Hall trip after my freshman year and had a great time climbing mountains, and I also went to South Africa in my sophomore year and went shark diving. 

How has your liberal arts education influenced you? How do you apply your LAE in your current career?

My education at WAC gave me the tools to follow an entirely international path. My semester-long study abroad experiences in South Africa and Turkey, as well as summer trips to Tanzania and England and a fully funded trip to East Asia, contributed to both my resume and my global knowledge.

After WAC, I joined the Peace Corps and lived in Ukraine for a little over two years where I taught English and managed USAID grants. After finishing the Peace Corps, I studied at Johns Hopkins SAIS for two years and specialized in international economics and international development. Soon after finishing my Masters, I started at the U.S. Department of Commerce as an International Trade Specialist. 

Who was your favorite faculty/staff member? Story?

I was very close with Dr. McColl and Dr. Shad while at WAC. I acted as a TA on a summer trip to Tanzania and East Africa with both professors. 

What is your favorite Washington College memory?

I have so many good memories! I loved the travel opportunities. I went on the Kiplin Hall trip after my freshman year and had a great time climbing mountains, and I also went to South Africa in my sophomore year and went shark diving. 

 

Campus Involvement
  • Model UN
  • Study Abroad: England, South Africa, Turkey, and Tanzania
  • Summer Study Abroad: Kiplin Hall, Tanzania program
  • Copy Editor: The Elm
  • Cater Society of Junior Fellows
  • Greek Life: Zeta Tau Alpha
  • International Student Peer Mentor
  • International Studies Research Assistant
Graduate School:

MA from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University