Due to my interest in literature and inherent desire to make the world a better place, I decided to study „Liberal Arts and Sciences“ for my Bachelors degree. The core program here included modules in philosophy, Academic Writing and Research Design. Furthermore, I specialized in „Culture and History“ and enjoyed the freedom of carving out my own academic path, focusing on American literature and feminism. After finishing by BA, I moved to Berlin for an internship with a television production company. While I was able to gain extensive insight into the industry, I decided that for several reasons, such as its superficial nature, I did not want to pursue this career. When I discovered the MA for American Studies in Leipzig, I knew that this program was the right choice for me and my future. The aspeers module has taught be many important skills and I am so grateful to have been part in this amazing project under extraordinary circumstances.