Excellence in Language Studies Award, Arabic


Student Name: Gracie Paterson

Major(s): Middle Eastern/South Asian Studies and Arabic

Bio: Gracie is graduating from Emory University with a B.A. in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and a B.A. in Arabic. During her time at Emory, Gracie earned a spot on the Dean’s List, competed on the Varsity swim team, and served in a leadership position on the Emory Arabic Table. Her work experience includes teaching online English classes for Syrian refugees and supporting the Department of State as an Arabic translator. Gracie was also enrolled in Georgia Tech’s Army ROTC program. Within the program, Gracie served on a diplomatic mission to Senegal and received merit awards from the Daughters of 1812 Organization and the Association of the US Army. By her Senior year, Gracie was selected to be the Cadet Commander of her ROTC unit, which comprises over 120 Cadets from 4 universities. Gracie now intends to fulfill her desire for service as a civilian. She plans to study international law after gaining experience in humanitarian service through community development projects either within the United States or abroad.