Travis Carr

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Born in San Antonio, Texas Travis has lived in places as varied as Oklahoma, New York, Ohio, and the United Kingdom (the result of Air Force parents).  Now living in Fredericksburg, Virginia, he is a Senior at the College of William & Mary majoring in History and minoring in Art History.  He has been deeply […]

Ryan Fliss

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Ryan is pursuing degrees in Chinese and English at the College. He is a senior and the captain of the school’s men’s varsity crew team. During the summer of 2012 he studied Chinese at Middlebury College’s intensive Summer Language School, where he took a pledge to speak nothing but Chinese for eight weeks. His study […]

Rachel Johnson

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Rachel Johnson is currently a freshman at WM and is contemplating a double major in Chinese in Business. She enrolled in this course to explore the type of courses she would be taking as a Chinese major, as well as to fulfill the GER 4B requirement. She is committed to language learning and is currently […]

Sean Cheng


Sean Cheng is currently a Junior at the College of William and Mary and is double majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He was born and still currently resides in Norther Virginia. While his studies generally are not related to East Asian cultures, he still retains a great appreciation for them. He has spoken Chinese […]

George Deng


George Deng is currently a freshmen at the College of William and Mary and plans to major in Biology. He was born in Washington D.C. but has lived in  Oakton, Virginia for most of his life. In his free time, George enjoys reading books, playing chess, watching TV shows, and browsing reddit. He grew up […]

Ian Akamine


Ian Akamine is a sophomore at the College intending to pursue a yet-undecided major within the business program.  Originally from the state of Hawai`i, Ian is taking his college years as an opportunity to explore life outside of the rock in the ocean he lives on.  For Ian, a half Okinawan, half Japanese living in […]

Betsy Goldemen


Betsy Goldemen is a senior at the College of William and Mary majoring in government and Chinese language and literature. She is from Westport, Connecticut, but currently resides in Glen Allen, Virginia. She is interested in learning about East Asian film because she is fascinated by the way in which culture contributes to different thought […]

Yi Zhu


Born and raised in a small town of China, Yi desires to explore the world outside from a very young age, and that is why she is currently a sophomore studying Business and Psychology in College of William and Mary. When she is not immersing herself into the books, Yi is typically a film lover, […]

Chris Arndt

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Chris Arndt is from Charlotte, North Carolina but currently resides in Washington, DC. He is a junior at the College of William and Mary and is majoring in economics. After graduation, Chris hopes to then attend law school and study to become a public defender. Chris’ interest in East Asian film began when he was […]

Abigail Kelsen


Abigail Kelsen is a sophomore at William and Mary. Growing up in northern Virginia, she is an avid horseback rider and loves fox hunting, though currently she is showing on the W&M Equestrian Team. When she isn’t on a horse, Abigail can most likely be found watching a movie or hanging out with her Kappa Delta […]