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Student of the Week: Lindsey Depasse

Graduate Gateway Program

By Shannon Smith

SPExS Student of the Week, Lindsey Depasse

Lindsey Depasse grew up in Wisconsin, and stayed to get her Bachelor's Degree from St. Norbert College. After graduating, Lindsey traveled around Europe, visiting England and Germany and cementing her decision to pursue an International Affairs Master's Degree. Lindsey specifically chose the Graduate Gateway Program because it offers a "means of integrations" into graduate life in Washington, DC.

What is one hidden talent that you possess? I am secretly a ballerina! I took clases for 13 years and can dance "on pointe".

What is one thing you cannot live without? I cannot live without coffee and chocolate.

Finish this sentence: The world needs more... laughs.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In regards to my career, in ten years I hope to be conducting research or writing policy for transatlantic affairs. I also hope to be able to travel frequently to Germany, be fluent in the language, and have helped many people through my work in the field.

Do you think you have what it takes to be student of the week? Upload a photo and short bio of yourself to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, and tag it #SPExSSOTW to enter! Or, send your submission to with the subject "SOTW".