Meet some 2019 Wofford College graduates

Wofford became a second home for these Class of 2019 graduates. Over the past four years, they made lifelong friends, traveled the world, interned, participated in class, cheered for championship Division I athletics teams and prepared for bright futures.

Meet them and find out where their Wofford experience is taking them next.

Eduardo Castillo

Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Computer science and mathematics major

Influential Experiences: Wofford-sponsored national conferences and the Brown University’s 2019 Hackathon; invaluable relationships with supportive friends and Wofford faculty and staff mentors

Next steps: On July 8 Castillo begins work as an associate software engineer at Slack Technologies in San Francisco, Calif. "My dreams of working in a Silicon Valley unicorn would be unattainable had Wofford not given me the invaluable opportunity to become a Bonner Scholar, with it enabling me to pursue a higher education degree in the U.S."

Claire Scavone

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
International affairs and Spanish major

Influential experiences: Exposure to social justice, community engagement and different cultures; an internship with Project Transformation in Dallas, Texas; study abroad in Ecuador, Chile, Argentina and Peru

Next steps: Scavone is enrolled at Emory University School of Law. "Wofford has shaped my decision to go to law school because my professors have worked hard to teach me about the world around me. I am pursuing a law degree in hopes of a future career spent building relationships with people and helping individuals, potentially through immigration law or public policy."

Abby Truitt

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina
Biology major with a minor in art history

Influential experiences: Enrollment in the Clinical Internships Interim; challenging courses in biology and excellent preparation for the MCAT; summer research; study abroad in Rome

Next steps: Truitt has begun medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. "I had great mentors, such as Dr. Lori Cruze, who encouraged me and gave me great advice throughout my college career."

Trey Williams ’19

Hometown: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Economics and international affairs major

Influential experiences: Networking opportunities with Wofford alumni; consulting experience through the Career Center; leadership as treasurer of Campus Union; Interim travel and study to Greece

Next steps: Williams joins the Wake Forest University School of Business community as a M.S. candidate in management. "This program will allow me to gain valuable business acumen along with the ability to apply my course work from here at Wofford to the working world. After I complete my masters, I plan to pursue a career in real estate finance, management consulting or healthcare policy."

Chandler Graham

Hometown: Poquoson, Virginia
Biology and German major

Influential experiences: Study abroad in Vienna and Rome; leadership involvement in Delta Delta Delta sorority; participation in the Intergenerational Fellows Program

Next steps: "I would never have imagined myself living, let alone working in another country before being so greatly influenced by my professors at Wofford.” Graham will be teaching English in Mistelbach, Austria, as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant."

Sara Sims Wilbanks

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Art history major

Influential experiences: Study abroad in Italy; internships in art history; support from the Department of Art and Art History; senior capstone research

Next steps: After a summer internship in Washington, D.C., at the National Portrait Gallery, Wilbanks will begin a Master of Arts in Fine and Decorative Art and Design at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City. "It has been incredible to watch the arts blossom on campus with amazing new resources such as the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, which brings not only state-of-the-art facilities but also unparalleled art exhibitions, student artwork instillations and educational celebrations like guest lecturers. What an honor it was to have had such exceptional opportunities right at my fingertips."