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Double Major Dreams of Working Abroad
Natalie Ciabattoni ‘17

Natalie Ciabattoni '17

I chose to major in both French and Philosophy, because I plan to become an international lawyer, and my hope is to live and work in France. This summer and fall, I will be interning with Judge Michael Sholley at the Union County Courthouse, observing court cases, shadowing the judge, and working on various projects. I am excited to gain a better understanding of the legal environment and acquire more experience in preparation for law school and my future career as a lawyer.

The professors at Susquehanna are genuinely interested in ensuring that I obtain my goals and succeed in every facet of my education. Two of the professors that have had the greatest influence on me are my philosophy advisor, Dr. Chappen, who advises me in all aspects of my studies, internships, and plans for law school, and my professor of Skepticism and Literature, Dr. Randy Robertson, who inspired me to pursue one of the topics from this course (related to research in philosophy) as part of my Sophomore Essay for the Honors Program.

For my sophomore essay, I am writing about free will from a mechanistic viewpoint, and I am exploring the ways in which moral responsibility can maintain a meaningful role in a mechanistic universe. Dr. Robertson has helped me with everything from finding quality resources at the start of the research to editing the minute details of the several drafts that I have produced thus far. This has been an invaluable opportunity to do research in philosophy and craft a final product of which, as an aspiring philosopher, I can be truly proud.

Clubs/Activities: Student Conduct Board, Pre-Law Society, SU Leadership Passport, Honors Program Mentor, French Club, Shakespeare Club, American Sign Language Club

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