Hispanic Studies’ Student focus for February 2021 is Ms. Isabel Del Mastro (’22)
A double major in Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies and a double minor in Linguistics and Studio Art, Ms. Del Mastro has participated actively in the life of the department since arriving at the College of Charleston—most recently, in her role as a Spanish Peer Instructor and tutor, as well as in the context of the Spanish National Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, the Nu Zeta chapter of which she currently serves a president.
Of course, as is frequently the case with Hispanic Studies’ impressive majors and minors, Isabel has been up to other notable and exciting activities, including studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, being accepted as an intern with Student Action with Farmworkers, and lending her considerable talents to the Trident Literacy Association.
For all of these reasons, and many others, HISP is proud to count the talented Ms. Isabel Del Mastro among its students.
In her own words…
“My experiences with Hispanic Studies and its members have been nothing but positive and motivating throughout my college career. I have been able to connect with a wonderful group of professors who show an infectious passion for the material they instruct and the information that they research. Through their advising and guidance, I have been able to study abroad in Argentina, and apply for internships that have allowed me to conceptualize possibilities for life after college. They also motivated me to pursue a Latin American and Caribbean Studies major and add a Linguistics minor to my graduation plan. Even simply taking classes within Hispanic Studies has grown my passion for studying Latin American literature, history and culture!
I can honestly say that Hispanic Studies has been a major force in shaping my college experience. I am so grateful for the opportunities and support that the department and its members have given to me, and I am proud to have shared this experience with so many amazing students and faculty!“