I am an interior designer, a career that may seem surprising for a Hamilton College graduate. I also majored in French. To be frank, I didn’t concentrate in French for a love of literature, although my professors expanded my appreciation of it while on the Hill. Rather, I was enticed by the visual expressions of French culture: Louis XV furniture, les châteaux de la Loire, haute couture, all of which led me to join Hamilton’s excellent junior year in France program directed that year by Professor Martine Guyot-Bender.
My route to becoming an interior designer was indirect, although there were