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Ariel Norris ’20


Occupation: Graduate student pursuing a MA in History at Liberty University

Throughout my life, the study of history has been both my academic vocation as well as my spiritual calling. I was home schooled from a young age by a mother who gave me a passion for learning. At North Greenville, I was blessed to be placed with professors who understood that thirst for knowledge and helped develop my unique research interests while pushing me to expand my horizons.

One of the most pivotal moments in my undergraduate career occurred in the fall semester of my junior year. During this semester, I took advantage of an opportunity to study abroad in Australia. Here, I encountered new cultures and ideas and discovered my true academic passion, the study of Indigenous peoples. This line of research I have pursued through my undergraduate senior thesis and plan to continue throughout my master’s thesis and eventual dissertation.

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