Sarah Taylor

English | Japanese


Sarah in her kimono

My name is Sarah Taylor, and I am a senior here at William and Mary majoring in East Asian Studies and minoring in Japanese.  I spent my junior year in Japan, specifically Chigasaki, commuting to Tokyo everyday for school.  Chigasaki, you ask?  Well, it happens to be the heart of the area known as Shounan, aka BEACH TOWN.  So as you can guess, after being an avid swimmer for more than ten years, I naturally took to the local sport of bodyboarding and am actively looking to continue it now that I am back in the states.

I plan to return to Japan after graduation to work in education, and possibly work on my masters in Japanese.  In the meantime, I am just enjoying my last year of undergraduate life by having fun with friends, traveling across the country, reading for class and for fun, cooking, and hanging with my chinchilla, Nami.

Cara’s Bio

English | Japanese

CaraMy name is Cara Ferraro. I’m a 19-year-old sophomore at William and Mary. I’m not quite sure what’s scarier- the fact that I only have one year left to be a teenager, or the fact that I have to spend this year learning all the Kanji on the planet so I can make it through Japanese 401. Other than that, I, like 99.99% of the William and Mary student population, am from Northern Virginia- specifically Fairfax County. I don’t have a major yet. And, I love playing cards- Hearts, Spades and Pinochle!

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Contributor Bio: Mike Blum


Mike has an MA in English Literature from the College of William & Mary and has taught at William & Mary, the University of Virginia, and Thomas Nelson Community College. He has been an Academic Technologist at the College since 2001, and in that role has developed countless websites and other resources in support of the College’s academic mission. [Read more…]