Eileen Jakeway, of Huntersville, NC, graduated in May 2017 with degrees in French, German, and English Literature, and a minor in International Studies. Following graduation, Eileen will begin pursuing her Master of Studies in Modern Languages as an Ertegun Graduate Scholar at the University of Oxford. One of her most influential summer experiences was her participation in the Charlotte Research Scholars program, during which she was able also to travel to the National Library of France in Paris to complete a capstone thesis on the French poet Gabrielle de Coignard. Eileen learned about diversity in South African primary education while studying abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa and supplemented her literary coursework by studying German poets for four weeks at the University of Bamberg in Germany on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. Eileen feels that her participation in the Levine Scholars Program (LSP) has uniquely positioned her for graduate school due its versatile and individually oriented nature. “Without the support of LSP, I would never have taken control of my education in the way that I did during the last four years. All of the research experience I have acquired as an undergraduate was independently arranged and would not have been possible without the constant encouragement from the program to do whatever I felt was necessary to achieve my postgraduate goals.” Eileen was heavily involved with the Early Modern Paleography Society, a student organization that works on transcribing early modern manuscripts, and with the University City Regional Library, where she volunteered as a tutor for four years.