Meet Mariel! New PINC Team Member

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Meet Mariel! PINC’s Creative Content Manager.

The College of William & Mary- Public Policy & Sociology

Class of 2013

Lover of language and travel! After I returned from being abroad my junior year, I became a founding member of the Study Abroad Student Advisory Board on campus. To date, I’ve travelled to 28 countries! Still on my bucket list: a road trip from Vancouver to the Grand Canyon, Latvia, The Bolivian Salt Flats, Cuba, Ireland, Australia and really anywhere where I have friends living abroad.

As a huge believer in international education, my favorite thing is that traveling and learning languages can teach someone so much about the world and about themselves. By immersing in a new culture and seeing the world through a new lens— linguistically or culturally— people truly have the opportunity to step into someone else’s shoes, see history up close, question their own assumptions, and create memories to both remember and share back home. 

One of my proudest accomplishments to date would likely be living abroad, totally away from friends and family, and being able to construct a life and sense of community there.

If I could sit and have coffee with one celebrity dead or alive, it would be Beyoncé or Michelle Obama. Reasons are obvious!

We are so happy to have Mariel as part of the team!

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