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Farewell, Wisconsin; Hola, Santiago: Layli Amerson '13

May 17, 2011 by Layli Amerson in Latin America

I was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and my family currently lives nearby in the small city of Verona. An English major and studio art minor, I have always loved creative writing and painting, and right now my studies focus on poetry. Starting this May, I will be interning, along with Hilary Pollan ’12 and Katie Bussiere ’13, at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile. We will work in a variety of capacities with the English pedagogy department at this small Jesuit university, including offering conversation workshops and one-on-one tutoring, attending classes as native speakers, and helping them plan a new writing center (especially exciting because Katie and I work for the SAW Program at Mount Holyoke). Last summer around this time, you could have found me interning at a children’s museum under construction, building muscles by filing the rough patches off (“deburring”) an enormous metal climbing structure, learning how to use a power sander, painting a rooftop chicken coop, and breaking old windows to salvage the frames. ¡Estoy emocionada por una aventura sin herramientas eléctricas este verano! I’m excited for an adventure without power tools this summer!

Comments:

Layli- I think you made a typo when you wrote "building muscles"... Have fun Layli, Katie and Hilary!

Posted by Dianne on May 17, 2011 at 10:23 AM EDT #

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