Adolescence Education - Spanish Alumna Excels at ASU
Jennifer Byron '10 Credits Marist with Preparation for Doctoral Studies
Jennifer Byron '10, a Marist graduate of the Adolescence Education - Spanish teacher preparation program is completing her doctoral studies at Arizona State University. While currently engaged in writing her dissertation and preparing for comprehensive examinations, Jennifer is organizing ASU's Spanish Graduate Student Association 19th Annual Literature, Culture, and Visual Arts Conference. The conference theme is: “Digital Humanities in Human Rights, Diasporas, Gender & Film.” The sessions and films delve into issues of personal contemporary crisis. The conference begins in late March 2016.
“While at Marist College I was a double major in Spanish and Secondary Education with a minor in French. I firmly believe that the education I received at Marist helped prepare me for my courses and subsequent research at ASU, and having studied education I felt confident in my position as a TA while working toward my doctorate degree. It was during my Junior year that I spent both semesters studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. I had a fantastic experience while living in Madrid, and it fortified my passion for Spanish language and culture. I am very grateful to the Modern Languages and Cultures professors at Marist College for the unwavering support they gave me throughout my undergraduate career and continue to give to this day, as well as Isabel Carrasco, the director of the Madrid program, whose passion and enthusiasm inspired me to continue to pursue a doctorate degree in Spanish.”