Hello Everyone, My name is Shant Immanuel Davidian and I am originally from the City of Glendale, located in Los Angeles County, California. I am a native speaker of American English, as well as a heritage speaker of Eastern Armenian. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Asian Humanities at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). My undergraduate studies were multidisciplinary and diverse in nature-ranging from the morphology and syntax of Korean sijo poetry to Chinese mythology to Indo-European linguistics. During the first half of 2013, I participated in the Korean Government-sponsored scholarship program called Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK). Through this program, I learned a great deal about Korean culture, education-related theories and practice, classroom management, lesson planning and design, and gained practical teaching experience in a public elementary school located in the rural countryside of Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do. During the 2013-2015 academic years, I completed my graduate coursework at the Academy of Korean Studies(한국학중앙연구원) in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do and am currently in the process of writing a thesis paper on the subject of Korean Seon (禪) Buddhism and The Correct Sounds for the Instruction of the People(훈민정음). In addition, I have supplemented my passion for Korean studies by taking Korean language and cultural courses offered through the Korea Immigration and Integration Program (KIIP).