Classics

Classics DSA Kelly Hansen

Kelly Hansen

k17kh02@kzoo.edu
Hometown: Greencastle, Indiana
Majors: Classical Civilization and English
Concentration: Film and Media Studies
Study Abroad: American University in Rome
Best Adjective to Describe You: Quirky


In 20 words or less, what is the best thing about being part of this department?
The great community and the connection with peers and professors over a shared love of the classics.

What is your advice to first years and sophomores about getting connected to this department?
Attend as many department events as possible! Going to the classics SIP symposium or department hosted talks is a great way to get involved and learn more about the classics major.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
The most valuable thing I’ve learned is to always continue questioning. This has helped me think deeply about everything from academic topics to social justice.

What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
My favorite class was my first-year seminar Little Stuff, Big Questions because it introduced me to archaeology and ultimately helped shape the rest of my K experience.

How have you taken advantage of the open curriculum or experienced breadth in your education?
I’ve taken classes in pretty much every discipline including art, ANSO, music, and religion. Some of the classes I took on a whim that didn’t fit in my major helped me discover new interests and led me to do a concentration in Film and Media Studies.

What experiential education opportunities have you participated in?
I studied abroad in Rome, Italy which was a wonderful experience for my personal growth. Following study abroad, I worked for the Indiana Senate Democrats as a communications intern which really helped with my professional growth.

What is your SIP?
I am currently in the process of figuring out my SIP topic, but I want to do something with women in classical antiquity.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I’m hoping to get a job right after graduating, maybe doing something in the communications or publishing field.