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Spring 2013 Program Scholars

HaeMee Kang
HaeMee Kang '15

HaeMee is a sphomore at William & Mary pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Music.  She is from Vienna, Virginia, right outside of Washington, DC.  At W&M, she is involved as a committee member for Relay for Life with Colleges against Cancer, a violinist for the Gallery Players Chamber Ensemble, Campus Crusades, and can ocassionally be seen driving Steer Clear.  HaeMee began playing violin and dancing ballet at age 5 and gradually develeoped an interest in all types of performing arts.  She is excited to gain work experience that combines the arts and policy, and also to study and explore the city.  In her free time, HaeMee enjoys baking, running, watching movies, and playing music.

Melody Li
Melody Li '15

Qingmei (Melody) Li is a sophomore in William and Mary, pursuing to double major in art history and business. Originally from Beijing, China, Melody is an international student. Melody is involved in international orientation and is a new member of International Students Advisory Board this year. On campus, she is an active member of Circle K International, Chinese Student Organization, Korean American Student Organization and Golf club. This year, she is also a pledge of Alpha Phi Omega. Also, Melody is a design editor of China Impression and design assistant of Rocket, a fashion magazine on campus. Melody looks forward to gaining working experience and practical skills from her internship in DC and hope to get well preparation for her future internships and to make a better plan of future career. Also she is really excited to get inspired by the life in DC as well as the collaborative art project. After graduation, Melody plans to have a full-time internship first. She is also planning to go to graduation school to pursue a joint master degree of business and art.

Sarah Nicholas
Sarah Nicholas '15

Sarah is currently a sophomore at the College and is pursuing a double major in Music and Business. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, she graduated from the Governor’s School for the Arts, a music intensive program for high school students. On campus, she is a member of Reveille A Cappella, a volunteer at Matthew Whaley Elementary, and the Reading is Fundamental Philanthropy Chair for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. A Freshman Monroe Scholar, she recently completed research on the history of a cappella music and its recent emergence and prevalence in American collegiate culture. In her free time, she enjoys napping, speaking Italian, and arranging music for her a cappella group. Sarah is very excited to acclimate to city life in the nation’s capital and further appreciate the artistic opportunities in Washington.

Alexa Olivia
Alex Oliva '15

Alex is a sophomore, intending to double major in Marketing and Hispanic Studies. Born in Miami, Florida, she grew up living in both Chile and Spain before her family settled just outside Washington, DC in Rockville, Maryland. She’s excited to live in the hub of the city for a semester and form lasting connections among those she meets. Alex’s current activities tie her to social media marketing and the arts: she works as an intern at iTourMobile and the local Linda Matney Gallery. In her free time she enjoys sketching, cooking, and writing.


Rachel Pulley
Rachel Pulley '13

Rachel is a senior at the College of William & Mary, from Williamsburg, Virginia.  She is a Public Policy Major and an Art Minor.  She spent her summer in Goa, India studying government, economics, and globalization and experiencing the vibrant culture of India.  Back on campus, she is a cartoonist for the Flat Hat and is involved in Literacy Life at the Rita Welsh Adult Learning Center as a tutor.  She is excited for the opportunity to pursue her passion for art in a professional setting in DC this spring.  Rachel is thrilled to experience Washington, DC and everything the city has to offer while exploring a possible career path.