Hello! I am Ruilin Fan, a History and English double major here at Mount Holyoke. I have been with the SAW center since my first year, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my work here. I especially appreciate the opportunity to brainstorm for writing assignments with my fellow Mount Holyoke students, because these conversations expose me to new ideas and new modes of inquiry. Despite the novelty of the information I sometimes receive, I am often reminded during these sessions of the interconnectedness among the different fields of intellectual pursuits. These moments make me thankful for being at a liberal arts college, where different disciplines encourage a common goal of learning and growth.