Grace Adams | St. Lawrence University History

Grace Adams

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Grace Adams standing outside in historic city

Class year: 
2020
Major(s): 
History
Minor(s): 
Performance and Communication Arts
Hometown: 
Madison, Connecticut
Activities: 
Mental Health Coordinator of Commons College, Community Mentor for the Community Based Learning Office, Special Events Co-Chair for Association for Campus Entertainment, Orientation Leader for the First-Year Program, Teaching Assistant for PCA

Grace says that "my childhood home inspired my love of history. Built in 1747 and inhabited by Coast Guard co-founder Captain Frederick Lee (and founder of my hometown, Madison, Connecticut), the intricate stories and history I grew up alongside made it an easy decision to pursue a major focusing on American history at St. Lawrence."  While studying for a semester in Europe, she used an enrichment grant from the Center for International and Intercultural Studies to travel with an FYP friend to Venice, Italy.  They met with a PCA professor who teaches a summer course there to tour the city and "discuss the influence and history of Venice's public sphere," thus uniting Grace's study of history and communication.   She calls this "a truly magical hands on learning experience I would never get anywhere else." Her work in her senior-year experience seminar writing historical fiction is "the highlight of my history career at SLU." 

Study Abroad: 
Vienna, Austria