Skylar Augustus Forster

Could you tell us about the work you do now?

I am an Assistant District Attorney for the 18th District of Oklahoma. I prosecute traffic, property, and misdemeanor crimes, in addition to felony DUI cases.

What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

Nothing will ever compare to learning I passed the bar exam.

How did Italian @ OU help you get to where you are today? How did your study abroad experience shape your personal and professional development?

Studying Italian at OU, and later becoming fluent (as a direct result of my professors’ motivations) has opened countless professional doors. The ability to speak Italian is a headnote on any resume that serves as the perfect icebreaker for any professional interview. In addition, studying abroad in Italy was honestly the catalyst to advance my language skills.

What advice would you give to current students of Italian at OU?

My advice to any current students would be to plan for the future, subito. Always be three years ahead in terms of preparing for your professional career.