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Humanities and Social Sciences Alumni: Anita Watkins


Anita Watkins (Political Science and Spanish, ’94) always envisioned herself at law school after graduating. An internship helped her realize she had a special interest in public policy.

Watkins, who now serves as the Vice President for Government Affairs for the University of North Carolina system, credits study within the humanities as a unique and essential part of education.  “Science and technology are important, but thinking critically with cultural awareness is key to success.”

Video produced by Jim Alchediak of the Department of Communication.