Ali Stabler

Ali Stabler
2011
Major: 
Spanish/Psychology
Minor: 
Sport and Exercise Science
Activities: 
Dance Team, Student Alumni Association, ODK, Spanish Writing Center, Psychology Tutor

Looking back on the past three years of my college career, I have come to realize that I could not have chosen a more perfect school for myself than St. Lawrence. As the daughter of two Laurentians and a younger sister of one as well, it seems that being a ‘Larry’ is in my blood. Ever since I was little I knew that I wanted to come to SLU; and when I first stepped on campus I knew that my intuition was right; the people are friendly, the professors are passionate, the campus is beautiful, and the overall atmosphere is welcoming.

My time at St. Lawrence has helped me grow and change to become a better person. I have taken interesting classes, made great connections with my professors, and made life-long friends. I have also been active on campus, and have met a wide variety of interesting people and had a chance to learn their stories. In addition, I used the University’s resources to go abroad to Valparaíso, Chile the first semester of my junior year. This experience not only immensely improved my Spanish skills, but also opened my eyes to the world.  When I returned to campus I was awarded a research grant by the Center for International and Intercultural Studies endowed by the Romeo-Gilbert family.  It allowed me to return to Chile for three weeks this summer to research my senior thesis, on which I am currently working with my advisor Dr. Ilia Casanova-Marengo.

I am presently a senior, finishing up my majors, minor and senior thesis and I am also thinking about my options for the future.  Whatever my career path will turn out to be, I hope that I will be able use my Spanish skills along with everything else St. Lawrence has taught me.