Linda Corchado '08
El Paso, Texas
Intern at the El Paso County Attoney's Office
My professors challenged me to look more deeply into my experience as a bordertown girl and as a Latina in the United States. They have given me and other students like me the gift of understanding what it means to be daughters and sons of immigrants: to be from here and
not from here; to understand something deeper and
more profound; and yes, even something sweeter in
all of us.
Gavin Nurick '07
Senior research associate, Cannondale Associates
In the business world, I approach issues the same way I was taught to approach them when evaluating themes in Latin America. Professors ingrained in us the importance of taking into account the historical background, the economic environment, and cultural influences. In management consulting, you need to learn to balance a number of issues as well-whether it be market trends, customer needs, or need for innovation.
Oscar Guzman '10
Ph.D. Candidate in Iberian and Latin American Literature, Stanford University
Studying abroad is essential for anyone who is interested in really getting to know Latin America. My
time abroad helped me understand the struggles that Latin American societies have encountered in the past and the obstacles that the region is facing today.
Lisa Ubelaker Andrade '06
New Haven Conn.
Doctoral student in history, Yale University
At Swarthmore I learned that historical documents aren't just in the archive: research can involve a wide
range of media like art, oral history, pop culture, literature, and poetry. Conducting interviews and archival work as an undergraduate introduced me to the excitement of original research. This continues to enliven my own sense of
history as I work on my dissertation and teach undergraduates.