Sasha Panaram is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a major in English and minors in Education, Inquiry, and Justice, and Theology. Though originally born in Fargo, North Dakota, she grew up in the Bronx, New York. During the Fall 2011 semester, she is studying at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. While in this part of the United Kingdom, she will primarily concentrate her studies on Scottish literature and Celtic literature to grow in her understanding of how texts produced in Scotland helped contribute to the strong literary culture present in this country today. Eager to be a part of JYAN, she looks forward to sharing her own insights and also learning about different countries and cultures from fellow participants.