Katherine Allacco is a Political Science major with a concentration in Global Studies from East Northport, NY. She is the president of Marist College Democrats and a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor society.
Why did you choose political science?
I chose to be a political science major because I liked the way the subject combined aspects of global issues and history. Additionally, I enjoyed learning languages and I thought that this major would let me incorporate my interest in languages. I was enrolled in an honors class about global issues my first semester of freshman year and I really enjoyed the research and writing aspects of the course, which cemented my decision to be a political science major.
What kind of environment does Marist provide for a political science major?
Marist has a pretty small political science department. I have the same group of kids in my classes and work with the same professors. I think that the small size is an asset to my learning. The political science professors are extremely knowledgeable and this small size allowed me to work more closely with them than if I had been in a larger major.
What has been your favorite part about Marist over the past four years?
Academically, my favorite part of Marist was furthering my political science research skills. I've taken a variety of classes, which have exposed me to all forms of research. I think that my favorite was the Model UN class that I took last year because it exposed me to a different type of writing and research. It also furthered my interest in international law.
Written by Adriana Belmonte '17
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Major: Political Science
Academic School: Liberal Arts
Campus: New York