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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Scholars Program
in the Arts and Humanities
Hope College
Holland, MI 49422-9000


Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars
Program in the Arts and Humanities

Student Profile: Tessa Angell


Q&A with Tessa Angell:

Why did you apply to Mellon Scholars Program?
Because I was looking to have a more challenging academic experience at Hope.

What have you found most challenging about it?
Working independently- it's easier to have someone tell you what to do/how to do it- but can be a challenge to create original, independent research.

How do you think your experience in the program has contributed to your experience at Hope College?
It has helped me be a better writer and researcher and these skills have translated to my other classes as well.

What are your most significant accomplishments as a Mellon Scholar (i.e., projects, presentations, grants)?
Grant for independent summer research, summer 2011
Presenting my sophomore seminar research at CUR, spring 2011

What do you expect to do beyond your time at Hope College?
Seek employment, or perhaps teach in English or work abroad.

What advice would you give to a student who is considering the program?
You will learn valuable academic and presentation skills and will see the fruits of your labor!

Tessa Angell in Mellon News and Events:

Tessa Angell, "María de Zayas y Sotomayor: A Transnational Protofeminist in Seventeenth-Century Spain," April 15, 2011.
Eight Mellon Scholars present projects at Celebration for Undergraduate Research.