I am

I am Asian I am gay I am impulsive I am a country music fan I am adopted I am short I am a male I am emotional I am a coffee lover I am a writer I am a mid-level professional I am a fiance I am a multitasker I am a Michigan WolverineContinue reading “I am”

Code-Switching to Survive

  Have you ever heard of the term code-switching? It was originally¬†utilized in linguistics for when an individual mixes or alternates between two languages in spoken or written word. Later, it expanded to sociolinguistics, referring to switching between dialects, terms, phrases etc. based on audience. Most recently it has been used in the¬†behavioral sciences forContinue reading “Code-Switching to Survive”

Chul Ho Shin & Language

Something random happened last week that has been on my mind…and it doesn’t have anything to do with the 2016 Election! Last week during a training on pronouns we were asked to introduce ourselves with the name given to us at birth and what if any was the significance and meaning of those names. I thought it wasContinue reading “Chul Ho Shin & Language”

End of Year #SAReflection

I could be getting a head start on some financial stuff for work, but I came in early this morning to blog. The school year is almost over, and as we come into the final stretch of classes, events, programs, and even academic journeys here at Michigan State, I take pause this morning to reflectContinue reading “End of Year #SAReflection”