I chose my major because I believe learning new languages provides unique insight into different cultures and opens the door to cross-cultural communication. I am currently focusing on Japanese, but I have studied American Sign Language and hope to become fluent in many other languages in the future. I also have a passion for English, and my goal is to be able to communicate meaningfully with people from all around the world. I chose this internship primarily because of my love for writing and editing, but I also wanted to work in an environment that would challenge me to strengthen my communication skills. When I am not working or studying, I enjoy hiking, photography, swimming, cooking, playing video games, reading and writing.