Congratulations to May 2022 Graduates!


Congratulations to our May 2022 graduates:

Eka Brummett ’22 (double major in Asian Studies and Education Studies) will relocate to Virginia, where she hopes to teach in a bilingual (Chinese and English) preschool.  Next year, she will go to China to gain teaching experience there.  Her long-term plan is to teach Chinese language and/or English as a second language in the U.S.

Avery Fair ’22 (double major in Asian Studies and Technology & Applied Design) plans to spend the summer of 2022 working as a program director at the China Folk House Retreat before relocating to Taiwan to study Chinese at National Taiwan University in fall 2022.

Ken Kincaid ’22 (major in Asian Studies) plans to apply to post-graduate programs that will give him the opportunity to strengthen his foreign language skills and make new connections.

Megan McEahern ’22 (double minor in Asian Studies and Communication, major in Art History) has accepted a one-year BereaCorps position as an Admissions Representative.  She plans to apply for the Fulbright program in order to teach English in South Korea and hopes to spend her 20s building a travel-focused career that will enable her to live abroad in the long term.

Michelle Mecham ’22 (double major in Asian Studies and Child & Family Studies) will relocate to Japan in fall 2022 to accept a position as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Alana Pass ’22 (double major in Asian Studies and English) plans to pursue further higher education and explore careers related to her interests in English and Asian Studies.

Annaliese Pena ’22 (double major in Asian Studies and Biology) will attend the Royal Veterinary College in London, England for Ph.D. studies and licensing as a veterinary surgeon, beginning in fall 2022.  Her long-term goal is to become a globally minded veterinarian who is capable of working all over the world. She also plans to continue developing her Chinese language skills for use in her medical career.

Frances Waters ’22 (minor in Asian Studies, major in English) plans to continue writing and eventually pursue graduate studies in journalism.

Rachel Wydeck ’22 (double major in Asian Studies and Child & Family Studies) hopes to take a one-year BereaCorps position before pursuing graduate studies and a career in student affairs.

Sean Tongtu Zechar ’22 (minor in Asian Studies, major in Studio Art) hopes to teach English in China in 2023 through CIEE’s Teach Abroad Program.  After living and working in China for a short time, he plans to seek employment as an art educator.

The Department of Asian Studies congratulates these graduates and wishes them all the best in the Year of the Water Tiger and beyond!