Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Kate Cronin ’11

Katie Cronin '11Kate Cronin ’11, of Baton Rouge, La., will take her lifelong fascination with the written word and the art of storytelling to Argentina, where she, as a Fulbright scholar, will spend the year teaching English and conducting independent research on the country’s vibrant cinema industry. She will be assigned to teach English to students who are themselves training to be English teachers. Cronin attributes her appreciation for the structure and power of language to her parents, both of whom are English teachers. “Stories are my favorite thing in the world,” she says. “When I was a little girl I hated art museums. My mom was clever enough to figure out that if she just told me the stories of the pictures—Bible stories, the myths and the historical circumstance that inspired the paintings—I would be smitten, and I was.”

 

About Michael Graca

Michael Graca is the college's Assistant Vice President for Communications.