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  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/659"><img src="/live/image/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg" alt="Anne Marie Brugioni ’16" title="Anne Marie Brugioni ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/71/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1999/29156_anne_marie.rev.1446137434.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1999"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “Attending and presenting at a professional conference gave me a real sense of what the <strong>field of archaeology is like at a professional level</strong>.” </p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/659">Read about Anne Marie’s archaeology project. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/students/" target="_blank">Student Research</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/sociology/" target="_blank">Sociology and Anthropology Major</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2122"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg" alt="Casey Cusano ’17" title="Casey Cusano ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/32835_25145_146479883706829.rev.1471533964.jpg 2x" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="640"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a more <strong>collaborative</strong> and <strong>tight-knit community</strong>, which is exactly what I’ve experienced as a Forester.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2122">Casey transferred to Lake Forest to study biology. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2363"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg" alt="Ananias McGee ’17" title="Ananias McGee ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/331,0,1560,1229/35597_img36792jpg.rev.1487092027.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1356"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I want to be a mentor and <strong>make a difference</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2363">Ananias’ campus involvement helped him find his passion. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2363"><img src="/live/image/gid/84/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/468,0,1375,907/29610_alex_shingeltoncropped2.rev.1451943950.jpg" alt="Associate Professor of Biology Alex Shingleton" title="Associate Professor of Biology Alex Shingleton" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/84/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/468,0,1375,907/29610_alex_shingeltoncropped2.rev.1451943950.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/84/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/468,0,1375,907/29610_alex_shingeltoncropped2.rev.1451943950.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1649" data-max-h="907"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>My undergraduates are so enthusiastic about their research.</strong> They are enormously eager to learn. <em>It’s infectious, really.</em>”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2363"> Professor Shingleton and his students research genetics in fruit flies.</a><ul><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/academics/programs/biology/" target="_blank">Department of Biology</a></li><li class="lw_related_page"><a href="/academics/students/" target="_blank">Student Honors and Research</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/688"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,265,400/34334_33084__dsc0495.rev.1477064369.jpg" alt="Samukelisiwe Ngwenya ’17" title="Samukelisiwe Ngwenya ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="265" data-max-h="400"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “My passion is discovering <strong>new cultures and traditions</strong> and being able to draw the connections between the global and local areas to see how each has a significant contribution to make.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/688">Samukelisiwe is from Zimbabwe and studies international relations, sociology, and anthropology. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2246"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/50,2,230,181/34798_34538_img_1619.rev.1480353184.jpg" alt="Nikoletta Raso ’17" title="Nikoletta Raso ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="345"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “As a Chicagoan, Lake Forest College has given me the space and opportunities I needed to <strong>reconnect with the city</strong>. It’s given me new-found confidence.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2246">Nikoletta participated in the In the Loop Program and became a Chicago Ambassador. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Access Chicago</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2197"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,374,443/34413_34374_img_2323_2.rev.1477497213.jpg" alt="Sierra Smith ’17" title="Sierra Smith ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="374" data-max-h="443"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I wanted a liberal arts school with a strong science program near a big city with lots of connections for internships. <strong>That’s Lake Forest College</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2197">Sierra studies neuroscience at Lake Forest. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/careers/internships/" target="_blank">Internships</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/1510"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,897,1261/31844_sstory_rome.benedetta2.rev.1461699247.jpg" alt="Benedetta Borri ’15" title="Benedetta Borri ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,897,1261/31844_sstory_rome.benedetta2.rev.1461699247.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,897,1261/31844_sstory_rome.benedetta2.rev.1461699247.jpg 3x" data-max-w="897" data-max-h="1261"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The College gave me not only a place to <em>cultivate my interests</em>, but the unique opportunity to <strong>travel abroad</strong>, to build n<strong>etworks of friendship overseas</strong>, and to <strong>develop a strong cultural sensitivity</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/1510">Benedetta works at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs after studying Chinese. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/678"><img src="/live/image/gid/22/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,790,349/29363_americaneagleoffice.rev.1447965678.jpg" alt="Elin Alexander ’15" title="Elin Alexander ’15" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="790" data-max-h="349"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Learn to understand what Chicago has to offer and take advantage of it while in college—it really helps you to adapt after graduation.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/678">Elin landed a design job in the city right after college. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/chicago/" target="_blank">Chicago Programs</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/620"><img src="/live/image/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg" alt="Rachel Manchur" title="Rachel Manchur" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/136/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,57,1536,1593/27799_img_9112.rev.1441297003.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1536" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p class="p1"> “When I walk on campus, I feel a sense of warmth, but more importantly, <strong>a sense of home</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/620">Rachel loves how the professors have welcomed her. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/" target="_blank">Meet Our Faculty</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2346"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg" alt="Lia Niederberger ’18" title="Lia Niederberger ’18" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/40,208,1365,1531/35543_img3290jpg.rev.1486746962.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1365" data-max-h="2048"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “<strong>Make yourself noticed</strong>—get out there and get talking to people.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2346">Lia advocates for students with disabilities. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/603"><img src="/live/image/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg" alt="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" title="Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/57/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/457,0,1460,1002/27563_unknown.rev.1439829791.jpeg 3x" data-max-w="1820" data-max-h="2046"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “Studying abroad in Paris and Costa Rica made my junior year and gave me experiences I would not trade for anything.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/603">Gaëlle Hollandbeck ’12 explored the world and double majored. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/programs/" target="_blank">Majors and Minors</a></li><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/offcampus/" target="_blank">Off-Campus Study</a></li></ul>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2296"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,350,350/35132_freedberg1979jpg.rev.1484759416.jpg" alt="Sam Freedberg ’17" title="Sam Freedberg ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="350" data-max-h="350"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The Forester Day of Service has been huge for me. I haven’t found a <strong>feeling better than helping people</strong> to learn and grow.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2296">Sam got involved with volunteerism at Lake Forest. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2297"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg" alt="Lily Veldran ’17" title="Lily Veldran ’17" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,2048,1540/35130_img2756jpg.rev.1484759414.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2048" data-max-h="1540"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “The <strong>access</strong> I’ve had here has allowed me <strong>great opportunities</strong> for my future career.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2297">Lily had an internship almost every semester. </a>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image"><a href="/live/profiles/2225"><img src="/live/image/gid/187/width/242/height/242/crop/1/src_region/0,0,230,231/34483_31417_28872_9.rev.1478105233.jpg" alt="Sierra Clark ’16" title="Sierra Clark ’16" class="lw_image" width="242" height="242" data-max-w="230" data-max-h="231"/></a></span><div class="quote"><p> “I love being in a small classroom because I get to know my professors, which helps me network and <strong>connect with real mentors</strong>.”</p></div><a class="red-link" href="/live/profiles/2225">Sierra worked closely with faculty on analytical research. </a><ul><li class="lw_related_urls"><a href="https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/" target="_blank">Meet Our Faculty</a></li></ul>