Aveline Yang is the Deputy Director- Finance and Outreach Coordinator for Asia Pacific Week 2020 and is in her final year studying a Bachelor of Asian Studies and Bachelor of Science (Psychology).
What has been your favourite course so far at the ANU and why?
Hands down my favourite course at the ANU was PASI3005 - The Pacific Islands Field School. I absolutely adore field schools. Not only do they count as a credit and you get to travel for coursework, it provides an opportunity for you to practice classroom learning in a hands-on, practical way. You often come into contact with eminent scholars and people of interests in a variety of fields and I always learn immensely when I speak and learn from others firsthand.
What language/s can you speak? Or what language/s would you love to learn?
I can speak English, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. I would love to learn Russian, Spanish and Korean at some point in my life as well.
Who is your favourite musician/author/poet etc. of the Asia Pacific region?
At the moment, I'm really enjoying Yorushika (ヨルシカ), which is a producer-singer duo from Japan. Their music varies from jazzy to ballads to pop and their bass lines are always so on point. The storytelling expertly weaved into each song and album means there's so many Easter eggs I can find, and it also is a chance for me to practice my Japanese!