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Amanda Grant

Amanda Grant

Major: Asian Languages & Literatures

“Going into University, I was determined to study both Japanese and Korean. However, with some twists in my life, my dedication centered on Korean. After that decision, I immersed myself within the diaspora community of Korean students on the U’s campus. Every aspect of my life was related to Korea; especially when I became board members of two Korea-related student organizations, Liberty in North Korea and Korea’s Island Dokdo. Those two clubs shaped who I am today. All of the trades I learned from those clubs—and even from the Korean department—will aid me on my first ever venture to South Korea for a full year of study abroad. In the future, I plan to utilize my degree in however unique way that I can. My goal is to work with North Korean refugees with resettlement, whether that is through one-on-one work or through legal practices.”