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“My [MESALC]major really expanded my worldview, and the fact that it was an interdisciplinary major gave me the facility to look at any particular topic in multiple ways, which I think is incredibly helpful for actors. There are parts of acting where you have to learn about the history of something, the culture you’re in, and how people communicate. I think it has influenced how I approach my acting work.”   

For the full UVAToday interview: “BEHIND THE ‘MANDALORIAN’ MASK: MEET UVA GRAD EMILY SWALLOW,” click here.