Shalom Black Lane '00

I am currently living in Indiana with my husband of two years, Adam.  I use my Comparative Literature degree every day, by helping children to value reading and writing, as well as high quality literature and poetry.  The research and writing skills I gained at Dartmouth--especially the ability to organize and edit my writing--have been enormously useful in writing grants and articles, and creating programming.  I've found that having the name "Dartmouth" on my resume has opened many doors for me, both in teaching positions related to my Com Lit major, and in my new filed of arts administration.  My path since graduating from Dartmouth ub 2000 has not run straight, but my time in the MA program certainly challenged me to become a better thinker and writer.