My name is Isabel Bush. I was born and raised in Washington, DC, though I’ve also lived in Texas and California. I like theater, and in my spare time, I play the baritone ukulele, try to teach my toddler cousin large words, and make things like clothing and food. At home, I work in a haberdashery, where I have learned the difference between a bowler and a derby, and the true cost of an excellent hat.
I’m currently a Freshman, and I’m considering majoring in Japanese. The summer after my junior year of high school, I traveled to northern Japan with a student immersion group, and I’d love to return to Japan to study further. My earliest exposure to Japan and its culture was the Japan exhibit in the National Children’s Museum, and Maira Kalman’s Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman.