Please join us in congratulating Amber Hunt, who is the recipient of the 2016 Blair Prize in Japanese Studies.
Amber is graduating from the University of Arizona with a triple major in East Asian Studies, Political Science, and Linguistics, and a minor in Spanish. Amber has also served as one of our College of Humanities Ambassadors, representing our department and advocating for Humanities both on and off campus. Her interest in East Asia began with her Japanese language courses at the University of Arizona, prompting her to study other East Asian Studies courses. Her overall decision to major in East Asian Studies was the result of her Japanese language instructors and her advisor Dr. Camp, all of whom encouraged her throughout her time in the program. Immediately following graduation Amber will move to Himeji, Japan and begin teaching English as a participant of the Phoenix Sister City's Teach Abroad program. She's already proven that she is a great representative of both the Department of East Asian Studies and the University of Arizona. Congratulations, Amber!