Kendall Williams, B.A. American Studies & Ethnicity '11
I'm currently in a masters program at Teachers College, Columbia University, focusing on organizational leadership and development. I graduated from USC Dornsife with a BA as an ASE major in May 2011.
I started out as an International Relations major, but I switched to American Studies and Ethnicity after taking a GE course: Race, Religion and Rhetoric in America. After that course, I recognized the power of studying and attempting to better understand the world around me through a critical lens. ASE was an eye-opening discipline that allowed me to grow both academically and personally.
I kept International Relations as a minor, completing the requirements through Problems Without Passports in Cairo, Egypt. Through PWP we conducted a case study on sustainable and eco-tourism in Cairo and the Dahkla Oasis. Our two weeks over seas were spent interviewing several key figures in Egypt's business sector and government and concluded with presenting our findings to the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.
I hope to have a career in academic and student affairs at a college or university.