Angela Head

China Instructor

B.A. Sociology and Anthropology, Middlebury College
M.A. Teaching, Dominican University

Angela first became interested in China during high school, after reading ancient Chinese philosophy and poetry (in English, of course). She has been striving to learn more about Chinese language and culture ever since. She began studying Chinese during her time at Middlebury College and spent a semester studying abroad at the CV Starr school in Beijing and Hangzhou. On her first excursion to China, she devoted her time to learning Chinese, studying traditional Chinese medicine, and practicing a little bit of Taiji. Nearly ten years after taking her first Chinese language course, she continues to be fascinated and enthralled by the complex language, history and culture of China.

After graduation, Angela went on to earn a Masters degree in Education while teaching Mandarin Chinese to elementary and middle school students in Chicago. She is currently studying advanced Chinese as a Blakemore-Freeman fellow at the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. Her passions include the great outdoors, sustainable agriculture, social justice, and creative expression of all kinds