Elizabeth Birch '12

"Honestly, some people say they choose their major, I say it chose me. I couldn’t sit in any class whether it was accounting, political science, or pre-med biology and not think about the literal meaning of words and how it connected to Latin and Spanish. I would trace the history of words during class and think about them, pulling me away from the actual topic at hand. I would get lost in the words. Even when I was exploring different majors, I couldn’t and didn’t have a semester without Spanish and Latin. It was those moments in which I knew that Spanish and Latin not only had to be my major, but also were a passion."