Tori Sgarro

Major: Comparative Literature with Minors in Chinese Language and Culture and Communication Design

Year of Graduation: 2015

Favorite courses at WashU:

  • Topics in Modern Arabic Literature in Translation: The Syrian Revolution: Literature, Art, Ideology (Professor Anne-Marie McManus)
  • Interdisciplinary Topics in the Humanities: Historical Fiction (Professor Miriam Bailin)
  • World-wide Translation: Language, Culture, Technology (Professor Ignacio Infante)
  • Fiction Writing (Professor Danielle Dutton)

Why did you major in Comp Lit?

I was torn between choosing English and International and Area Studies as my major, when I came across Comparative Literature at WashU’s major fair. I thought it offered the best of both worlds.

What are you currently doing professionally?

I’m a user experience designer. I’m about to start working at First Look Media in New York City.

Read more about how her education has helped her in her current professional role here.