I was a student of Chinese and Japanese, taking four years of Chinese language courses and three years of Japanese. My favorite electives have been Professor Tang’s Chinese poetry, Professor Kitamura’s East Asian Cinema, and Professor Cronin’s Japanese Pop Culture. I lived in the Chinese language house for my sophomore and junior years, and loved the sense of community built around good food and great cultural experiences. I studied abroad at Tsinghua University the summer before my sophomore year, and at Kanazawa University the winter of my senior year.
After graduation, I will be working as a consultant in IBM’s Consulting by Degrees program in Washington D.C. I hope to use the language skills and cultural literacy fostered by the Modern Languages and Literatures department in my work, and someday work abroad.