I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a double major in Global & International Studies and Advertising/Public Relations, with a focus on East Asian languages and cultures. During my time as an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to volunteer in Chicago with Madonna Mission, a not-for-profit organization providing education and resettlement support programs for refugee individuals and their families in the Chicago area. I specifically worked with the adults in the morning, and then their children after school; I provided them with English tutoring and academic help in several subjects. I am most passionate about teaching new languages, as well as learning how other cultures and communities interact with one another through various cross-cultural mediums. I know firsthand how intimidating it can be learning a new language, yet how crucial it is to take the first steps; it has proven beneficial in my personal as well as professional life. As the saying goes, "slow and steady wins the race," so I have always used the mistakes I have previously made while teaching to better my future self. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, grabbing coffee, and gamingall while listening to music (Kpop, Jpop, Brazilian pop, etc.).