Majoring in German & English, Minoring in Creative Writing & Sustainable Development
Lehigh University, Class of 2016
From Haddonfield, NJ
Hello! I'm Talia. I hail from a small Philadelphia suburb and am currently attending Lehigh University for English and German. Ive been learning German for more than nine years and Ive also taken two years of Spanish and one year of French and one year of Arabic. I've been loving my time at Lehigh, focusing my studies on anglophone and teutophone post-colonial literature.
I studied abroad with Lafayette College in Bonn, Germany in the Summer of 2014, and in Fall of 2014, I studied abroad in Amman, Jordan with CIEE. I also received the 2014 Grant for Experiential Learning in Health and will be conducting research in Dakar, Senegal on the effectiveness of international NGOs on the ground, over spring break of 2015. You can find my travel blog at taliatravels.tumblr.com.
I am a recipient of the William's Prize for Poetry (2nd Place) and the William's for Critical Essay in a Foreign Language: German (1st Place) in May of 2014. I was also awarded the German Book Award for outstanding achievement in the German Language in May of 2013. In 2012, I was awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest level award presented by the Girl Scouts of America. I have also been placed on the Dean's List during three of my four eligible semesters at Lehigh University.