I began studying Chinese in the summer of 2011. Now, seven years later, it seems almost natural that I would major in it, but this has been a wonderful journey. I’m grateful to everyone in the Chinese department, both the professors and the students, for making the last four years so memorable. I still remember travelling with my Tsinghua study abroad group and the engaging discussions that took place in classes. I’m proud to have been a part of this close-knit community and I know that they will all do great things. I believe that the Confucius Institute has had the biggest impact on my time at William & Mary. Interning has allowed me to meet so many people who share my passion for Chinese language, and I’ve grown both professionally and personally during my time there. I’m glad that WM has access to these kinds of resources and that I was able to use them to improve my Chinese. Next year, I will be attending Carnegie Mellon University for a Master’s in Information Systems Management: Business Intelligence and Data Analytics.