As a child, I had a great interest and love for motorsports, but especially the efforts of Porsche and BMW. Combined with an appreciation for the incomparably influential German music canon that I developed in high school, the decision to finally study the language came fairly easily to me during my sophomore year at Northwestern. The German Department showed me a side of Northwestern that as a Pre-Med I had come to believe did not exist; the instruction was direct, helpful and even enjoyable! Continuing my studies beyond the language itself, combined with the downfall of the internal-combustion engine sports car, influential figures such as Freud, Nietzsche and holy moly Faust challenged my intellect and the world I knew in ways hard to put into few words without sounding crazy. I hope to continue working with the humanities, possibly pursue further studies, but most importantly get abroad with my fresh language skills as soon as possible!