Meet our 2018-2019 Student Assistants!

Wini Dandu

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 My name is Wini Dandu, and I am a senior in the McDonough   School of Business studying Accounting and Finance with a   minor in Global Medieval Studies. I first gained interest in the   Global Medieval Studies Program when I took Global Medieval Literature during my sophomore year as a HALC requirement   and enjoyed having the opportunity to explore such a fascinating and diverse time period.

 I continued to take classes related to the program, including a   Nordic Mythology class in Copenhagen, Denmark where I had an opportunity to visit Viking sites and read Norse literature. I   currently serve as a student liaison for the Global Medieval   Studies Program and have been involved with AmeriCorps,   IRS Volunteer Tax Program, and Hilltop Consultants at Georgetown. After graduation, I will work as a consultant for Navigant Consulting in its Banking, Insurance, and Capital Markets Practice and will greatly benefit by the research, writing, and critical thinking skills that I have been able to develop throughout the program.

Mark Ingram

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My name is Mark Ingram and I am a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Global Medieval Studies and Government. I spent part of my childhood living in the United Kingdom, which is where I first became interested in medieval history and literature. While visiting museums, churches, and major historical sites I experienced a fascination with all things medieval. Classes at Georgetown such as The Vikings, in which I read Norse sagas about medieval Scandinavian life, and Global Medieval Literature, which exposed me to classic pieces of medieval courtly, writing have stoked my curiosity in the subject and convinced me to pursue a major in the Global Medieval Studies Program. I will serve as a student liaison for the department this year and I have also been involved in the Men’s Rugby Team and serve as President for Habitat for Humanity at Georgetown. After graduation I hope to attend law school using the skills I acquired through the Global Medieval Studies Program to achieve success.  

Katya Schwenk

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 My name is Katya, and I am a junior in the College here at   Georgetown, studying Government, Arabic, and Creative Writing — focusing particularly on development and   journalism in the Middle East. This is my first semester working with the Global Medieval Studies Program, and I’m excited to learn more about this field and program at Georgetown. 

 I grew up in Vermont and Massachusetts. On campus, I’m a   news editor for the Voiceand have a radio show with WGTB — off campus, I’m usually hiking or wandering around DC.