French Department Senior Majors Class of 2010
Genevieve Asante-Odame ‘10
Genevieve is a chemistry and French double major. She was born in Niger, raised in Ghana, and lives in Rockland, New York. During her senior year, she studied abroad in Paris, France with the UMASS Program in Paris. After graduation Genevieve plans to work with the “Médecins Sans Frontières” for a year before entering medical school. She loves West African dance and has studied almost every semester while at Mount Holyoke with the result of becoming very accomplished in this performance art.
Carleigh Beriont '10
Carleigh is a French and Religion double major from Fair Haven, New Jersey. She conducted independent research in Paris, France, during the summer of 2009 for a thesis on North African immigrants and the politicization of Islam in France. After graduation, she plans to teach before pursuing an advanced degree in International Law and Diplomacy.
Crystal Boateng '10
Crystal is a French and politics double major who lives in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Prior to attending Mount Holyoke, she had a passion for French and a desire to study abroad in France, so she spent her junior year in Montpellier and also interned there as an English instructor at the Wall Street Institute of English. A position she truly enjoyed. After graduation, Crystal plans to attend the University of Connecticut Law School where she will pursue a concentration in international and immigration law. When she completes her studies, she hopes to return to France and be employed in a law firm there.
Zhanina Boyadzhieva '10
Zhanina is an architectural studies and French double major who comes to Mount Holyoke from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. She loves traveling and French culture and during her junior year spent a semester in Denmark. Pursuing her passion for buildings and open public spaces, Zhanina plans to continue her education at Harvard Graduate School of Design in their masters program for architecture.
Kaitlin Bruno '10
Kaitlin is a French and international relations double major from Carver on the south shore of Massachusetts. In the spring of her junior year, she had the amazing experience of studying in Paris and hopes to go back after graduation. Her goal is to spend a couple of years in a position that will allow her to use her French language skills and to travel. In the future, Kaitlin hopes to return to Paris to live for a couple of years and travel.
Anne Burley ‘10
Anne is a French and history double major from our nation's capital (no taxation without representation). During her junior year, she was in Montpellier, the city of sun. While in France, she interned at the Chateâu de Chantilly and attempted to learn the sequence of French political regimes. She hopes to use French in some capacity after graduation.
Deepti Dhir '10
Deepti is a French major and an economics minor from India, who had the opportunity to study at the Middlebury College Language School for a summer. In her junior year she studied in Montpellier, France; an experience she enjoyed so much that she hopes to return in the near future. After graduation Deepti plans to teach French while continuing to pursue her passion - dance performance.
Michelle Jay '10
Michelle is a French and Asian studies double major from Short Hills, New Jersey. During her junor year at Mount Holyoke, she studied in both Beijing, China, and Paris, France. After graduation, Michelle will be employed at Capital IQ, a provider of information and analytical tools for investment bankers, money managers, and other financial professionals in New York City. In her free time, Michelle enjoys posing with statues.
Soooo........which is the real Michelle?
Katarzyna Marta Kolodziejczak ‘10
Katarzyna is a biochemistry and French double-major born in Hartford, Connecticut, and currently living in Storrs. Her parents emmigrated from Poland, and she often travels back and forth to see family and friends. This past summer Katarzyna studied abroad with the Bryn Mawr program at Avignon Institut de Français where she met some great professors and friends. While traveling in the south of France, she visited Cannes, Nice, and Montpellier. She also took part in the July International Theater Festival at Avignon. After graduation Katarzyna will spend a year doing research at the Yale School of Medicine before pursuing a degree in the medical field.
Kaitlin Leibowitz '10
Kaitlin is a French and history double major from Aspen, Colorado. She studied abroad her junior year in Montpellier, France, and hopes to work in a museum or publishing house next year.
Crystal Menninga '10
Crystal is a French and dance double major from Flower Mound, Texas. Her junior year she studied in Montpellier, France, where she performed with two dance companies. Next year she plans to attend graduate school for dance in either Ireland or Oklahoma, and some time in the near future, she hopes to join a professional dance company in France, where she will spend her time tap dancing and speaking French.
Jayne Olm-Shipman '10
Jayne is a French and music double major from Stilwell, Kansas. She spent her junior year in Paris with the Sweet Briar Junior Year in France program. After graduation, Jayne will begin her law studies at McGill Faculty of Law, a French and English bilingual setting, with a concentration in international law.
Sarah Reusché '10
Sarah Reusché is a French major and art history minor from Lake Forest, Illinois. She spent the spring semester of her junior year in Paris with the Sweet Briar program. Next fall she will pursue a master's program in public humanities at Brown University that prepares students for careers in museums, community cultural organizations, and other organizations that connect the public with history, art, ideas and culture.
Rena Rosenzveig '10
Rena is an economics and French double major from Southern California. She spent her junior year abroad in Montpellier with the Mount Holyoke program. Next year, she plans to work in consulting or management and hopes to pursue an MBA in the near future.
Cass Sanford '10
Cass is a French and English double major from Southern Maine. During her junior year, she studied at Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle. After graduating this May, she and plans to pursue a degree in law with a focus on the international area of the discipline. She can't wait to get back to Paris and tool around on her moto.
Nida Sanglimsuwan ‘10
Nida is a French and Asian Studies double major from Los Angeles, California. Pursuing her passion for foreign languages, she spent the summer of 2007 studying in South Korea; the summer of 2008 studying at the Middlebury French Language School in Vermont; and her junior academic year of 2008-2009 studying in Kyoto, Japan. After graduation, she hopes to teach English in a foreign country, though the location as yet is undecided.
Sherene Smith ‘10
Sherene is an International Relations and French double major with a concentration in economic development. Her passion for French extends through many fields. She had the chance to study abroad with the Sweet Briar program in Paris for a year and while there, held two English teaching assistant positions with students ranging from 12-15 years old - an experience that has inspired her to return to France and teach. Until then, she would like to spend her post graduation years traveling, farming organically in Bordeaux and Tuscany, hiking in the Himalayas, and living on a commune in New Zealand – just to name just a few things.
Charlotte Werbe ‘10
Charlotte is a French major and an education minor hailing from both South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Lausanne, Switzerland. Passionate about French studies (particularly related to the field of psychoanalysis) and French education, she enjoys reading Emile Zola, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Sigmund Freud and hopes to be able to spend the latter years of her life focusing on these authors. Charlotte is currently completing her education requirements by teaching two French II classes and one French III class focusing on French grammar and literature. In the fall of 2010, she will be pursuing her education in the field of French and Francophone studies at the University of Massachusetts.