Academic Background & Research Interests
I recently completed my BA in applied linguistics at UCLA, and I am currently interested in studying the intersections of language, culture, and identity.
My parents immigrated to Panama from the southeastern part of China. I was born in Panama, but I lived in China until age four. For high school, I attended boarding school in northern California, and after completing my undergraduate studies in LA, I worked as an after-school teacher for a year before moving to Seattle to start my M.Ed. program at the University of Washington. I enjoy reading, writing, and exploring cultural cuisine.
What led you to pursue a Degree in Education?
It was through working as an after-school teacher that I fell in love with education. I wanted to know how I could best serve my students, and I believe that a degree in education will help me do just that.
Why did you choose the UW and College of Education?
The UW College of Education has a very diverse community of students and faculty, which I find very valuable as each person enriches the campus by bringing in different perspectives and ideas. I am also inspired by the college's passionate commitment to educational justice.
What will you do to transform the world upon graduation?
I will continue learning and putting that knowledge in action.