Here are Global Peer Youth members from various parts of the world. We are going to periodically update our Global Peer Youth members.
I’m Theresa, a culture, language & lifestyle blogger online. I was born and grown in Kingston, Jamaica and have years living experience in the United States. I’m a mixed race girl, and have blood from China, across Europe, India and Africa. All of these variables have drawn me into the diaspora of peoples and the growing global culture that our current society is moving towards. In light of my passion, I’ve learned four new languages (Japanese, Korean, Spanish + Chinese) and travelled to Taiwan, South Korea and Japan on my own. “Never make decisions about yourself. It doesn’t help define who you are, it simply stops you from expressing the true you. The true you is ever evolving, the true you makes mistakes. Never let yesterday rule your tomorrow.”
Hello. I am an exchange student from Japan and currently study Business Management and Women’s Study in a University in Washington, D.C. Although I have various interests, I do not really know what I want to be in my future. Developing a business growth strategy, creating a marketing plan, and Women’s empowerment are definitely something that I am passionate about. On top of it, I would like to engage in volunteering in a developing country through Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers at some point of my life. Since I want to apply my knowledge that I have learned in university, I wish I can start my first career at a consulting firm that supports companies to grow. I hope I can widen my perspective about my future career and connect the dots by learning mentor stories.
Hi, I’m Jackie. I’m a J.D. Candidate at a law school in Washington, DC. I originally come from China and graduated from a U.S. college, majoring in International Relations. Before starting my legal education, I worked in two startups based in Asia-Pacific. My goal is to become a legal counsel who is capable of overcoming legal hurdles and cultural barriers. I am very grateful for being educated in a different culture, which exposed me to a lot of different perspectives and values. After graduation, I am very interested in practicing law in Asia-Pacific or Japan. I would very appreciate any advice, insights, or observations about legal industry, career development, personal growth, and any other interesting topics. I am also more than happy to share my experience and try my best to help anyone interested in studying in the U.S.
Hello. I’m Arisa! I am majoring in Health Economics and doing my master course in Japan. My mission is protecting health at an upstream phase in the world.