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Modern Languages and Literatures

Abby Brand ’10

Class Year

2010

Area(s) of Study

Economics and French

Hometown

Janesville, Wisconsin

Co-curricular

Study Abroad in Paris

Graduate Study

JD, University of Wisconsin Law School

Current Job

Attorney, Carney Thorpe Law Firm

How did you choose your area of study?

I chose to study French because I love Paris and wanted to participate in Lake Forest College’s study abroad program in Paris. Although I do not currently use French in my job, my French degree from Lake Forest College allowed me to spend a semester studying law in Paris while in law school. 

I believe any time spent abroad is incredibly important because it gives you a new frame of reference, which makes you more creative and gives you the ability to think outside of the box - skills valuable for any profession.