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Featured Author: Aimee Jeanne Carlisle

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Aimee Carlisle graduated with highest honors with majors in Linguistics and Spanish and minors in Japanese and Middle East/South Asia Studies. She wrote her honors thesis on language attrition in Louisiana Creole French during Winter Quarter 2010. She also completed nearly 280 units of coursework in just four years.

Studying languages has always been one of her passions. She can speak and write in four languages (English, Spanish, Japanese, and Arabic) and plans on teaching herself French soon. Aimee was able to use her language skills when she studied abroad in Japan and Argentina and during her trips to Uruguay, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Bahamas.

Aimee has been involved in the UC Davis community since her first year. She was the president of the UC Davis Police Department's education and outreach group, Students Against Sexual Violence and a member of two honor societies, Prytanean Women's Honor Society and The Golden Key International Honour Society. Aimee's favorite memories as a Prytanean are completing twenty-four straight hours of community service at this year's Relay For Life, sewing quilts for ill babies from low income families, and creating hygiene kits for boys living in group homes in Davis. She was also a proud Peer Education and Community Empowerment trainer through the Cross-Cultural Center and enjoyed facilitating discussions with Davis students about issues such as bias, oppression, and privilege.

Aimee has always been interested in pursuing a career in public service. As an intern in the Special Prosecutions Unit of the Orange County District Attorney's Office, she worked on cases pertaining to violent felons and sex offenders with mental disorders. She also worked in the Legal Division of the California Department of Social Services on cases regarding day care centers, group homes, and foster homes. Currently, she is employed full-time as the Desk Clerk in the Office of the Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. In September, Aimee will start a new job and graduate studies as a fellow in the Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program. She will be applying to law school in the fall and hopes to pursue a career as a social justice and human rights attorney.

Aimee attributes her success at UC Davis to her faith, her amazing family, and the many resources available to her on-campus (including Ken Barnes, Steven Baissa, and Moradewun Adejunmobi).

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