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A Languages Alum Turns Toward Science


At Hamilton Kim Wang ’14 majored in foreign languages and philosophy and studied linguistics, interests that have pointed her toward a career as a certified speech-language pathologist. To that end, she is a student in a science master’s program at Emerson College.

“Regardless of where I end up working, I hope to be able to apply my language skills to work with clients who need bilingual services in the future,” she says. Wang is looking forward to her clinical internship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

After Hamilton Wang received a Yongfeng Fellowship to teach in China, where she designed a curriculum and conducted classes in Chinese at a rural elementary school.  She studied Chinese and French for her major, immersing herself in both languages  through Hamilton’s programs in China and France.

Also as an undergraduate, Wang worked with pre-K students at the Clinton Early Learning Center, with adult refugees and with residents of an assisted-living facility. Plus she tutored high school students for the SAT.

“I am particularly drawn toward working with diverse, pediatric populations because of my positive experiences at Hamilton working both internationally and with children,” she says.

 

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