Charllotte Costa

Class of 2014
Major/Minor: Anthropology, Hispanic Studies


Hometown: Waldorf, MD

What do you do for a campus job or work study?
I am a student worker in the Student Affairs office and also a student worker at the Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center.

Have you had any internship, research, or study abroad experiences?

All of the above! I have interned with the Committee on Homeland Security for the House of Representatives and  a local NGO by the name of Shared Opportunities. I am currently volunteering with the WC- Latino Community Volunteer Program at Garnett Elementary School. I also studied abroad during the fall 2012 semester. I spend the semester in Peru, exploring the country, expanding my language skills, and experiencing the world in a whole new way. 

Why did you choose your major?

I have always been in love with Spanish and knew that I would follow the path to become a Hispanic Studies major. It wasn’t until my sophomore year that I realized that Anthropology would be a great pair with Hispanic Studies. Being able to explore cultures and the way cultures shaped society made me realize that Anthropology was the way to go.

What should every student do before he or she graduates?

STUDY ABROAD! I am a huge advocate for study abroad. Whether it be for the year, semester, or even a few weeks you should DO IT! There are so many programs and it will make you see the world and even college in a whole new light!



Campus Involvement

WC Latino Volunteer 

Día de Fútbol Coordinator 

Peer Tutor

Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society

Spanish Club

Alpha Chi Omega

Shared Opportunities Service Volunteer


In the fall of 2013 Charllotte volunteered at the Judy Center at Garnett Elementary and worked closely with four Hispanic Pre-Kindergarten students to improve their vocab and reading skills through the VIOLETS program.