Department ofEnglish

Why English?

Class of 2011

Class of 2011

Hilary Titus, Class of 2011

Patient Navigator at Sea Mar Community Health Centers

I was first drawn to English by the conversations. I reveled in the ability to peer into different times, cultures, and minds.  I could analyze the world of the literature and enter the conversation with my peers. My career as an English major developed, and I became fascinated with the art of writing itself. In my current role as a health educator, I must be able to understand the very different contexts of my patients and use that understanding to communicate with each individual according to their needs. This June, I will be applying to medical school, where my time with the English Department here at Santa Clara will only continue to serve as the basis for my ability to listen to each of my patients and convey vital information about their health. My background as an English major positively impacted my applications significantly.