Lyric Grimes graduated in May 2017 as an East Asian Studies Major. For her junior year abroad in Beijing, Lyric spent a semester at Capital Normal University and a semester at the Middlebury School.  Lyric has previously interned at nonprofits such as the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and as a Bonner Scholar volunteers at the Oberlin Public Library. Lyric strongly believes that literature can expose people to the customs, traditions, and unfiltered thoughts and feelings prevalent in another country. She strives to organize her passion for China, Mandarin, and Chinese culture in a career as an East Asian librarian, introducing others to Chinese novels such as Lu Xun’s Diary of a Madman or Shen Congwen’s Border Town. She is excited to act as a cultural ambassador to expand her students’ image of Americans and typical language learners.