James Redfield '06

The COLT major was a means to acquire fluency in two European languages, to conduct research in France, Germany, North Africa and the Middle East, and to form lasting friendships in all of those places. His phenomenal advisor Veronika Fuechtner and the program's rigorous classes with challenging peers helped to sharpen his writing and presentation skills. These skills, in turn, led to three postgraduate research fellowships and several publications, including a chapter of his B.A. thesis.

James is now a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at UC Berkeley and a Graduate Research Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where he is helping to start a new Center for Biological Futures. He is married to Terra Edwards, a linguistic anthropologist, and they are expecting their first child in July.