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Intro from Muskaan!

Hey everyone!

This is Muskaan introducing myself to all of you. I’m incredibly curious about what this semester has to hold, especially in the ways that I’ll get to know all of you better.

A little about me: I’m a rising sophomore at Brown University. I am transferring there from NYU this Spring to study Development Studies. Although my academic focus will be mostly on South Asia, I’m so excited to learn from China! I went to middle school and high school in New Jersey, and before that I lived in Bombay, India.

During this semester, I’m most looking forward to learning Mandarin, about development in China (both in the cities and in rural areas), and about the relationship between social and economic change. I also love love love (vegetarian) food, so I can’t wait for the regional dishes and traditions we’ll be encountering.

I’m not sure what else to say! There’s too much to say and none of it important enough. There will be plenty of time for all of it these next few months.

See you soon!