Hello everyone. My name is Casimir and I will be joining all of you on this adventure. I am from St. Louis, Missouri and have studied Chinese for six years. I have been to China twice before, however, this will be my first time in any of the rural regions. I am particularly passionate about environmental science, so I am very excited for the ISP. I spent a portion of this past summer doing environmental research for Washington University of St. Louis, an experience I will hopefully be able to apply during my individual study project. I am currently undecided on where I will be attending next year. I look forward to seeing all of you soon.