I am a child of immigrants who came from different countries. With this background, language learning formed a cornerstone of my childhood. I use my polyglot language skills in day-to-day communication and staying current with news from other countries, as well as on my travels. Languages are vital to deepening my sensitivity to multiple cultures. Speaking to and understanding people from all over the world is central to my goals, personal and professional. Wonder and wanderlust inspire me to continue my studies at an advanced level. My professional goal is to explore globalization through a range of tools in order to become a security analyst for a private or public institution.
I am interested in studying global security. I believe that the best way to understand security issues is to examine both global aggregate and individual perspectives. Former CIA agent Amaryllis Fox noted, “the only way to disarm your enemy is to listen to them.” Therefore, I aspire to learn many more languages, disregard ethnocentric attitudes, and to have a holistic approach to understanding the world around me. We can enhance multicultural sensitivity as part of making a good security climate through good communications founded on thorough understanding of cultural, political, and economic globalization.
- BA, Global Studies, UCLA, 2017