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48 Carine Wete, proudly nontraditional

An economics major and mentor at Slater International Center, she worked on a Wellesley-funded global engagement project in microfinance, women's health, and public health in Cape Verde. But here's the thing: she's not "of traditional college age." Which is to say she's over 24. Which is to say she's one of several dozen of our Davis Scholars, women who return to college and complete their degrees at Wellesley. Some have jobs, some have kids, some share Thanksgiving at CE House; all are an essential part of a fundamental Wellesley idea: women are stronger when they work together, across generations. Pictured with Pashington Obeng, Associate Professor, Africana Studies. She is now representing the US as a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico.