Looking back, Latin in high school is where my passion for languages began. After continuing my interest in Japanese in college I decided to make it my academic focus. I continued to learn as much about language as I could and studied Italian, Korean, Serbo-Croatian, and Classical Japanese along the way. I turned my attention back to Latin at the end of college and studied it in a whole new light. My mission is not to simply teach languages, but show students how fulfilling and rewarding it is to create a connection and understanding with other cultures.