Dana Vandersip

B.A.
Russian
1988
Vice President of Development
Make-A-Wish San Diego 

I got so much out of my bachelor's program. My degree was in Russian Language & Literature, and although while doing it I had no clear idea of where it would lead me, the classes and experiences that I had through my program taught me strategic thinking, to be a better writer, and to look at situations from a 30,000-foot viewpoint rather than through the weeds. It helped me understand the importance of good communication and diplomacy. I gained lifetime friends through the program, and got to learn from some of the best teachers I've ever known. I strongly believe that my professional success is a direct result of the Russian program at the U of A. Go Cats!