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Portrait of Alana Bourgeois

Alana Bourgeois

Personal Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers
Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Majors: Museum Studies; Sociology and Anthropology
Immersion: Modern Languages and Cultures - French


Campus Involvement: President of aMUSE, Archive's Assistant at Cary Graphic Arts Collection, Orientation Leader with New Student Orientation

One of my favorite things about COLA is the dedication of the professors. All the professors want their students to succeed and enjoy their classes. The excitement that the professors have for their subjects really gets passed on to the students.

My favorite project so far was researching, writing, and designing an exhibition in the library about Frank Gannett and Caroline Werner Gannett. I got to spend time in the RIT Archives looking at artifacts to decide how I was going to frame my display. I've had multiple opportunities to pursue subjects that I find interesting through assignments in class. I've done many projects and papers in my Anthropology classes on the history and impact of hula on Hawaiian culture because it's something that's important to me. Even though my professors aren't experts in Hawaiian culture, they are supportive and enthusiastic about my interests and love to learn new things with their students.