Hi! My name is Frances Power. I'm a junior East Asian studies major with a focus on Chinese politics and international relations here at Occidental College. I currently live off-campus, but I'm still close enough to walk to school. I'm originally from Pasadena, about ten to fifteen minutes away from Oxy by car, so I'm definitely one of those local kids! Last semester I studied abroad in Beijing, China through Oxy's study abroad program and had an amazing time. As of right now I've been taking Chinese for two and a half years. This semester I'm taking four classes: Modern Japan, Chinese Newspapers and Media, Ecology, and seminar on the rise of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Turkey.