IC Honors Alumni Spotlight: Christina DiCillo ’13

Meet Christina DiCillo from the Class of 2013! Christina was a International Business Administration major with a minor in Italian is currently teaching english in Seoul, South Korea! Find out more about Christina below:


Current positions: “I’m currently living in South Korea. I moved here a few months after I graduated, and I teach English at an elementary school in Seoul. In my spare time, I’m studying Korean!”

A piece of advice you wish someone had given you at IC: “Aside from the standard “Make time to have fun with your friends and to get out there, don’t spend all of your time studying, things will work out” advice that I should have listened to, I wish someone had told me about how awesome the 5th floor of the library was earlier!”

Favorite Honors Seminar you took and why: “Oh man, that’s a tough choice. I really enjoyed all of the seminars I took, but I think my favorite was Evolution of Evolution. We got to explore not only the scientific theory of evolution, but also how it applies to so many things in our world. Music, art, culture, even internet memes can all be discussed with the evolutionary process in mind. I got to write my final paper on something I love, the evolution of ballet. It was really cool to be able to synthesize something that people think of as very fundamentally science-y with things we encounter every day, and to see that doesn’t just apply to the evolution of humans or animals, but anything and everything around us.”

One word that sums up your university experience: “Challenging. But not in a bad way at all. Ithaca taught me to challenge my own beliefs and others that I didn’t agree with. Ithaca challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone in so many ways, from classes to study abroad to every day life. I grew so much from those experiences. And most of all, nobody can say it isn’t a challenge walking up those hills in the winter!”

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