I hope that the IMICS program will help me aquire the skills to better traverse the world International Communications. Currently I am most interested in focusing my research on how the ever developing forms of digital and social media shape interactions between individuals and organizations, and the resulting social landscape that we all move through. This landscape could be dissected through a political lens, corporate, civil society, or any number of fields of study. I am open to applying this degree to a PR job, the Foriegn Service, or working more from the social end. Of course, here in Taiwan I also intend to take advantage of the Mandarin Chinese environment to continue improving my language abilities, and make good friends in the process!