Excellence in Language Studies Award, Korean
Student Name: Connor Innes
Major(s): Biology and East Asian Studies
Bio: Connor Innes is a junior at Emory university, where he is double-majoring in Biology and East Asian Studies. Connor’s strong interest in East Asia, especially Korean culture and history, inspired him to take Korean 101 in his first semester at Emory, and he has since continued taking Korean language courses. In the summer of 2018, he furthered his language studies by studying abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. In addition to his Korean language pursuits, Connor has been actively involved in Residence Life, Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, Project SHINE (Students Helping in Naturalization and English), Conversation Partner Program, and the Office of LGBT Life. Connor is currently in the beginning stages of his senior honors thesis where he will explore a topic that combines his interests in health sciences and East Asian cultures. After graduating in May 2020, Connor is planning on taking a gap year of volunteer service and then pursuing a Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health in global health.