Early in her Colgate career, Alison Wohlers ’10 set her sights on earning a Fulbright grant. So she did what the fellowships office recommended. She attended information sessions and talked with Colgate’s many Fulbright alumni who returned to campus to share their experiences. An anthropology major who studied Arabic and worked in the career office, she applied herself inside and outside the classroom.

Her strategy paid off, and now Wohlers, who recently returned from 14 months in Morocco, is a role model for current students. While in Hamilton, she visited the Colgate studio to talk with her former adviser, Professor Emilio Spadola.

They talked about studying and living among local families in Fez, their mutual love of Moroccan culture, and her research topic “Dualistic Cities: Colonial Legacies and Geographic Identities in the Global Present.”

View their 15-minute conversation here.