What year are you during 2014-2015? (i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc.)
I am a Senior at Duquesne.
My hometown is Portsmouth, NH, but I have lived most of my life in Pittsburgh, PA.
Why did you choose to double major in Art History and Spanish?
I originally wanted to study languages and culture because I was always interested in seeing how the world works and how people view the world coming from different backgrounds. After taking an Art History class in Spain, I rediscovered my love for art and decided to pick it up. Art being an expression of a culture, just like literature, allowed me to connect with different time periods, and learn more about each country's ideology.
What's been your favorite Art History class so far and why?
My favorite Art History class so far has been ARHY 217 -Religion, Reason & Visual Culture. I loved working with different expressions of religion in different periods. It allowed us to understand more about what can make art an expression of faith and make connections to faith from otherwise secular-looking works.
What area of Art History are you most interested in?
Since I have taken many classes on Medieval Art, I am really excited to see more from Baroque and Romanticism.
El manuscrito de piedra by Luis García Jambrina
Favorite Historical Period:
The Early, High and Late Middle Ages, but it really changes for History, Art, Literature, etc.!
Little Known Fact About You:
Although I study Art History, I am not a very good artist at all!
Extracurricular Activities while at Duquesne:
I am a student ambassador for Alumni Relations, a Spanish Tutor, a part of the Art/History society, a former ESL conversation partner and much more!
What are your plans (or your dreams) for after you finish your Bachelor's degree?
My dream would be to watch Netflix in bed all day until I am 65 years old and can retire, but my plans are to go back to Europe to teach English for a year and then move on to the next step in higher education. We'll see what happens!