Sharon Xiang

My name is Sharon and I am a junior in the sociology department pursuing a certificate in East Asian Studies! On campus, I'm really involved with the Asian American Students Association and Keller Center's Tiger Challenge. I applied to be part of SPOC because Peking Opera is something that was so abstract to me, but also such a crucial part of my cultural background. It was a really meaningful experience and I had a lot of fun making new friends and meeting our teachers. I was in "Autumn River" with my partner Kiara and it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was also super fun to be in Shanghai and explore the city! SPOC gave me a deep appreciation for Peking Opera and opened my eyes to an extremely unique art form.