NORTHAMPTON — Elizabeth Tuttle, daughter of Leigh and Sharlene Tuttle of Still River, received a bachelor’s degree from Smith College on Sunday, May 15. She was one of more than 700 seniors who graduated during the college’s 133rd commencement exercises, at which legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle was the featured speaker.
A 2007 graduate of Bromfield, Elizabeth majored in Latin-American studies and comparative literature. She graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in Latin-American Studies, and was elected to the Zeta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Her undergraduate activities included her being the associate editor of The Sophian, internships at the Columbia Journalism Review, GlobalPost, the Smith Fund, and the Family Diversity Project in Amherst. She traveled twice to Brazil as she researched “Women’s Roles within Latin America’s Largest Social Movement,” as part of her honors thesis.
Elizabeth was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and will be a research fellow in Brazil, examining “Grassroots Journalism as Seeds for Second-Generation Agrarian Reform.”