Lauren is a French and English double major who loves learning languages. In her junior year, she spent a semester in Montpellier, France. This experience helped to broaden her language experience making it fairly easy to learn Portuguese. A native of Nantucket, Massachusetts, she plans to work in Boston for a year after graduation before traveling to Brazil for a couple of years to teach English or possibly French. Ultimately, she plans to return to the USA to pursue a PHD in clinical Psychology. Lauren has enjoyed her time in the French Department. They are a wonderful and supportive group of professors, especially Professor Rivers, Catherine Le Gouis, and of course Mary! This amazing department was one of the reasons I chose to stay at MHC and major in French. They truly care about their students and it has made an incredible difference to me in my career here at Mount Holyoke.