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Dani Perez sitting in the sunny lobby of South College, laughing as she glances out the window.
Photo credit: Ben Dussault

Dani Perez '18

Hi Dani! Can you tell us a little about yourself, your post-graduation goals, and your experience as an English major?

"I am a senior double-major in English and Legal Studies, graduating a year early this May. My goal has always been to attend law school and I believed majoring in English would allow me to improve the necessary reading and writing skills to become a lawyer. I had no idea that studying English would also allow me to gain exposure in topics I’d never considered, such as Irish history and literature, computer coding, and zombie films in relation to 18th century texts. I have thoroughly enjoyed my courses at UMass and have taken away so much more than just basic literary skills from the English Department.”