Hey All! I’m looking forward to learning more about everyone so I figured I’d leap into the breach and post an intro myself.
My name is Elly Beckerman and I hail from Washington, DC. I’ll be headed to Bates College next Fall, but decided to defer matriculation for a year to participate in this program and WWOOF in Ireland in the Spring. I am passionate about being outdoors, specifically rock climbing and backpacking (although I’ll do anything, be it raft guiding, canoeing, or sea kayaking). Other things I enjoy include doing pen and ink drawings, spending time with my dogs, listening to NPR, and eating popsicles and pulled pork. I’m also a firm believer in the oxford comma.
I took Chinese for the first two years of High School, but couldn’t fit into my schedule as an upperclassman. I took Chinese 101 and 102 as a refresher last year through the Confucian Institute, but I would categorize the amount of Chinese I can speak as very minimal. I’m looking forward to learning more and becoming a more confident speaker over the next three months.
I look forward to meeting you all in person soon!