Excellence in Language Studies Award, Greek
Student Name: Jie "Jasmine" Yao
Major(s): BBA in Consulting, and Classics
Bio: Jasmine Yao is a sophomore at Emory University pursuing a BBA degree in Consulting, while double majoring in Classics at Emory College of Arts & Science. She has taken classes in Ancient Greek, Latin, and business communication. She interns at Carlos Museum working to connect the museum to the student body. She falls in love with Ancient Greek because of the Homeric Epics and Alexander the Great. Though it is a really hard language with many dialects, she enjoys the experience of decoding the wonderful lines about the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon. She spent her last Summer studying Intensive Latin at University of California at Berkley and had lots of fun with invective rhetoric and lyric poetry. She will transfer the puzzle-solving skill to her future career in Consulting while furthering her love for Ancient Greek. She really wants to thank Professor Niall. Slater, Professor Sandra Blakely and Professor Christine Perkell for encouraging and instructing her on her study in Ancient Greek. She could not have gone this far without the guidance of the best professors she could ask for.