Please join us in congratulating Brandon Barnett, the recipient of our 2016 Hucker Founders Award! Brandon became interested in East Asian Studies through his great-great grandmother, who identified as Japanese but lived in Mexico. Along with his family heritage, his enjoyment in his Chinese courses both in high school and college encouraged him to major in East Asian Studies, focusing on Chinese. Brandon has applied to teach at BASIS schools around Arizona and plans to become a 3rd/4th grade Mandarin Chinese language teacher. He eventually wants to attend graduate school here at The University of Arizona and research East Asian Hip Hop Culture. Next year he is planning to take a two week trip to Taiwan and Japan. Congratulations, Brandon!
May 12th, 2016