My name is Anna Kang, a rising junior at Harvard College. At Harvard, I study Government (Political Science), a little bit of Economics, and French. Academically, I am interested in learning about the intersection of government policies and economic inequality. On campus, I am involved with IDENTITIES Fashion Show. I have a lot of fun curating social media platforms.
I was born in Busan, South Korea, and moved to Orange County, California when I was five years old. Due to my family situation, I grew up in California but I stayed in touch with my Korean roots. In order to communicate with my family who only spoke Korean, I tried talking to my family only in Korean and exposed myself to Korean culture. Along with exposing myself to the culture, I spread my horizons into learning about East Asian countries. My effort to learn about my family turned into an academic interest. I enjoyed learning about East Asian literature and history. Specifically, I exposed myself to current events via newspapers and governmental policies by being more of an attentive online news consumer.
At Harvard, I firmly believed that I could study Government and Political Science. When my opportunity to attend Harvard finally came, I took on the challenge to take more political science classes and east asian literature classes. There I found my passion: to study economic policies that affect social inequality. While visiting Japan, I want to have a direct learning experience -- one that exposes me to not only the culture but also the social, economic, and political aspects of Japan.
While working at Active Learning Corporation, I would love to learn more about Japanese business, customs, and culture. I am excited to be working with fellow Harvard interns!