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Athina Alvarez

Hope College Graduate '13
Mellon Scholar
Freelance Photographer and Designer

Short update: our new life in Paris is wonderful and much more than we could have ever wished for. After finding a new place to live, I decided to apply to graduate programs in art and art history. I was accepted to L'Atelier de Sevres and La Sorbonne Paris IV, but opted to follow my passion for research and am currently enrolled at the Sorbonne. Admission was no easy process, but I would do it all over again if I had to! Tomorrow, I am starting the first day of my 6-month internship as an assistant agent for illustrators and photographers at Karine Garnier Agency, in the 10th arrondissement. On Tuesday, I am starting classes at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art and the Institut Michelet d'Histoire de l'Art.

The picture is of Athina and her mother Dr. Isabelle Alvarez at the 2013 Celebration of Student Research where Athina presented three research projects in French, Art, and Mellon Scholar Studies.