Gissell is currently a senior at Wellesley double majoring in Mathematics and French. She comes from the sunshine state: Miami, Florida. Gissell could not stop taking French classes throughout middle school, high school and at college. It only seemed natural for her to major in a subject she truly loved. The French fascinate her because they are so different from her Latin culture. She has enjoyed learning about the ancient régime, and the history of decolonization. Gissell is also an alum from the Wellesley-in-Aix program where she got to explore the Côte d’Azur and vive la différence. Although she will not be continuing in the field post-graduation, she will find a way to maintain her French skills. In the meantime, Gissell is exploring everything the department has to offer.