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WEST COAST REGION PROFILE

Christine Ingebritsen '84

West Coast Programming Coordinator

Professor; Director, Center for West European Studies; Chair, Hellenic Studies, University of Washington
Seattle, Wash.

Majors: Political Science and Economics

Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith? I had a great interview Sally Webster; the gorgeous setting; a new soccer team and excellent social sciences.

How do you stay connected to the Colleges? The Heron Society keeps me connected, as well as reunions with HWS friends .

What makes the Colleges special? The co-coordinate structure enables men and women to develop their strengths, and also cultivate strong bonds in a "high touch" environment.

Why do you give back to HWS? Because HWS put the wind in my sails, enabling me to realize my ambitions.  A Herbert Lehman Scholarship supported graduate study at Columbia University and Cornell University.  And I became a professor, but also a Heron, supporting my two children, Christian and Kari, to develop strong soccer skills.

What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? To connect those of us who have settled out here; to enable them to get together and share moments from the Colleges; as well as find creative ways to give back and get engaged from a distance.   We know Hobart plays U of Denver and that is a great rallying place!

What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? Find your passion by taking from the best professors on campus, make friends (for life), and get out and enjoy the amenities of the Finger Lakes area.