I was born in Germany and was raised both there and in the United States. I am a dual citizen due to the fact that my father is a full German and my mother is a full American. It's because of this dichotomy of culture and language that I have been exposed to much diversity. It's through this diversity that I have come to appreciate language, the arts, and innovations/discoveries of humanity. Currently, I am an honors student at Butte Community College in northern California with the goal of transferring to UC Berkeley to obtain a BA in German. Currently, I am working towards the Peace and Global Studies certificate offered by current school to better understand the diversity of our planet. The classes required for the certificate encompass topics such as world food and hunger issues, the future sustainability of our civilization and planet, eastern psychology through yoga, and the psychology of peace. It's through these classes that I've stumbled onto TED and it's through TED that my desire to make a positive difference in the world has increased. I do not have the financial capability to make a difference, I don't have a degree, and I am not a part of any organization, but I do, however, have a mind that is equipped with capability of translating. Language is one of my deepest passions, and thus I would like to make a difference in the world through it.