Sarah Crockett, B.A. 2015

Corporate Strategy Manager, Bimbo Bakeries USA – Conshohocken, PA

2015 Major: Spanish and Economics

How has being a graduate from Duke's Romance Studies Department helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"The skills I learned in my Spanish classes from grammar to reading books/articles to writing papers and understanding other cultures shaped my interest in Latin America and my desire to speak Spanish regularly in my life. Today, I take 2x monthly Spanish Classes online to keep up and look forward to one day using my Spanish for work, seeing as I work in the US arm of a Mexican company."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Romance Studies programs?

"I would recommend to pair a Romance Studies degree with another degree to help ensure a well-rounded education. In addition, I'd recommend taking the hard classes that push you to be challenged, as those are the classes that teach you and allow you to maintain your language studies beyond college."

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