“I think the classes and the major helped me realize that there is so much more to the world than I had previously imagined. I was particularly moved when I read a book on the Rwandan genocide for a class for Dr. Bowen, and my passion during college became the study of genocide and how to rebuild after war. I hope that I will be able to continue to be able to contribute to academic and real life solutions in this area.”
McCall Carter ’07
McCall will be starting law school at Washington University in St. Louis this fall, with the hopes of concentrating in international human rights law.
"At Mary Baldwin, it is not only the small class size, personal attention, and excellent professors, it is also the wonderful community and resources available to young women. As an international relations and political science double major, my interests varied from international law and democratic reform abroad to Supreme Court precedent and the interworkings of Capitol Hill. Through an excellent array of courses and leadership opportunities, I received the complete educational experience necessary to work in politics, both near and far, immediately after graduating."
Claire Wulf Winiarek ’04
Claire attended Old Dominion University’s graduate program in international studies, earning a Master of Arts in U.S. foreign policy. During graduate school and since, Claire has worked as Grants and Projects Coordinator in the Virginia Beach, Virginia office of Congresswoman Thelma D. Drake (R-VA). Her responsibilities include coordinating projects and public service events with various levels of government, as well as her primary focus area of immigration law and Consular affairs. Currently, Claire is preparing to sit for the Department of State Foreign Service Officer Exam in April 2008 in preparation for a career of service abroad.