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Louis Laine

Louis Laine

Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Currently lives in NJ)
High School: St. Benedict's Prep
Intended major: Political Science & Philosophy 
Possible career: Public Interest Law

5 Words: Son of a strong woman. 

What impact do you want to have on the world?

I want my life to be a beacon of hope to those who have been made to feel as though their voices are insignificant. More generally, I want to inspire, as well as serve people in various capacities. 

Name a person you admire.

Bryan Stevenson

What is something you are proud of in your life so far?

Making my mother proud through all the things that I do. 

What have been the most valuable Evans Scholars program experiences for you?

I enjoy being a part of the Evans family. I am an only child, and being able to have people in college that can foster a sense of family away from home really means a lot to me. I also enjoy learning from my fellow Evans scholars. They are all talented, and I try, to the best of my ability, to learn something from each of them. 

What was the most transformative class you have taken and/or what subjects do you want to explore deeply?

Tho Honors Seminars, I believe, have been equally transformative for me. These seminars include "Social & Political Philosophy" and "Constitutional Law". Both of these courses have pushed me to tackle some difficult topics from Social Contract Theory to Free Speech. Further, these courses forced me to form my own views on nuanced topics that I still see myself benefitting from.