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Modern Languages and Literatures

Malia Ogawa

Class Year


Area(s) of Study

French and History


Seattle, WA


Historical Asociation in Paris


TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France

Graduate Study

MA, History, King’s College, London, England

Current Job

Employer – Zulilly (Seattle, WA) · Position – Production Copywriter Previous Employers – French government

How did you choose your area of study?

I followed my two strongest academic interests, French language, culture and History, and pursued opportunities for study and interning as well as post-graduate work and study opportunities to combine them and continue to develop these interests. This has been very enriching for me.

What did you think of the faculty?

My major in French prepared me to study and work in Paris, and my history major prepared me for the internship and inspired me to complete a master’s degree in history in Europe.

More information to share?

How did the Department of Modern Languages, other department, Career Advancement Center and/or the Forester community give you an edge on taking your first steps after graduation?


  • I received strong recommendation letters which enabled me to pursue both the TAPIF and the Master’s in History. The faculty have always supported my efforts to pursue what I love.