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Senior Success: Krystin Husz ’12
Senior Success: Krystin Husz ’12
Krystin Husz '12 spent two summers participating in archaeological digs at the Agora.
major, you explore lots of different areas, such as languages, history, philosophy, art history, and archaeology,” says Randolph-Macon College student
Krystin Husz ’12
. She has spent her college career doing just that.
Husz is a born traveler. She took a January Term (
) trip to Ethiopia during her sophomore year and spent the following two summers participating in archaeological digs at the Agora in Athens, Greece. The Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, an international philanthropic organization, offers R-MC students this unique opportunity. Each year, Professor John Camp II, the
Niarchos Professor of Classics at R-MC
, travels with five of his students to the Agora, which once served as the center of economic, social and intellectual life in Greece. Husz spent the fall semester of her senior year in Rome at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, a program administered by Duke University.
“Looking back, I really think that all of my experiences—in and out of the classroom—are connected in some way,” says Husz, who was recently inducted into the
Phi Beta Kappa Society
. “I learned a lot about myself and what I want from life because of these opportunities. My travel experiences, along with an
at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, helped me decide that I want to pursue a career in cultural heritage law.”
Husz, who served as the vice-chair and co-chair of the R-MC Judicial Board, has also served on Delta Zeta’s Executive Board.
“I have really enjoyed building relationships with other students, especially my sorority sisters,” she says. Her classes and participation in student organizations, she says, will benefit her long after she marches across the stage at Commencement.
“I learned to think critically and I am much better at giving oral presentations,” she says. “My involvement in student organizations taught me how to communicate and work with my peers, lessons I will be able to use throughout my life.”
Husz has a busy summer planned. To begin with, she’ll be applying to law schools.
“Ideally I would like to find a dual-degree program that allows me to earn a J.D. and Master’s at the same time,” she says.
Husz was recently accepted into the Virginia Governors Fellows Program. Students accepted into the program must have a commitment to excellence in academics, proven leadership ability and involvement in extracurricular activities and community service. Participants are placed in different positions in the Governor’s Office and in various agencies throughout the Executive Branch.
“I am very excited to be a Governor's Fellow,” she says. “I became interested in the program when I interned at the Department of Historic Resources. I learned so much about state government through my internship that I wanted to continue that learning experience. Cultural Heritage Preservation and Law involves the cooperation of many different organizations, from non-profits to the military, so I thought this would be a great way to broaden my horizons and gain exposure to the inner workings of state government.”
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