What’s your name, major, and classification?
Maegan Brewer, I’m a Spanish Pre-Physical Therapy major with an HES minor, and I’m a sophomore.
Why did you choose to major in Spanish?
Because I have a passion for the Spanish language and culture and, being pre-PT, I hope to be able to serve more people better because I’m bilingual.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hopefully, I’m a physical therapist in Tulsa who owns my own PT clinic that can serve a wide range of people from all backgrounds and ethnicities.
What’s your favorite Spanish word?
Oh, gosh. Probably “zanahoria.” It means “carrot.”
What has been your favorite Spanish class at OU so far?
Um, I guess Spanish Literature and Culture. Con Doctora Julie Ward.
What advice do you have for students looking to pursue a major in Spanish?
Don’t just try and get through it because it’s super good to know Spanish well, especially in Oklahoma. Even if they know English well, people still feel more comfortable being spoken to in their first language. Especially for health fields and things like that. Serving people, I don’t know,
Do you have a favorite Spanish quote or saying?
I would quote Michael Bublé in “Quando quando quando,” but’s that’s Portuguese. Um… “Solo de error se aprende.” Only from mistakes can you learn. It’s from Shakira.
What’s been the most challenging part about studying Spanish so far?
My participation grades. Just kidding. Probably learning to not compare myself to native speakers, because they know all the answers and they talk so fast. I’m beginning to accept that I’m still learning and that we’re not on the same level, but that it’s okay because everyone is at different places in life.
Do you plan on studying abroad at any point during your time at OU?
Yes! I’ve heard of a month-long trip where you get to work in a clinic in Spain, which is perfect for me, because I’m Spanish Pre-Health. And I want to do that.
Any final comments or thoughts about being a Spanish major?
Spanish is rad.
Thank you so much for your time!