En route toward a PhD

Carrie Slayton ’16 has begun her Master’s program at University of Connecticut, step one toward her PhD. She’s planning a thesis on Eugène François Vidocq, considered the first private detective, the father of modern criminology, and the inspiration for Hugo’s Jean Valjean and Javert as well. Meanwhile, Carrie teaches elementary French and serves as teaching assistant in a course on witches and witchcraft. “Je suis très occupée – plus que j’avais imaginé, mais je suis toujours contente!” she adds.