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Camille Swinson Aspires To Become A Diplomat

March 2017

Camille SwinsonCamille Swinson, C'2017, is a Spelman senior majoring in international studies and minoring in Spanish. The Washington, D.C. native and aspiring diplomat can be seen on campus practicing Spanish, reading, dancing, and discussing global human rights issues, and feminism.

Swinson excels in academics as an honor student, a member of the Model United Nations team, The National Society for Collegiate Scholars, and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.

Hard work has earned Swinson a multitude of scholarship opportunities including the Tom Joyner Buddy Scholar Program, and the Frances and Richard Legon Scholarship. Swinson's achievements also earned her a spot as a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow. Swinson, who lives by the motto, “In order to fly, you must fall,” has also interned with the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. 

Upon graduation from Spelman, Swinson will obtain a master's degree in international relations and serve as a Foreign Service officer. She will continue to be an advocate for international gender-based human rights issues.