To help people better understand culture, Brianna “Annie” Peurach works with students in a variety of ways.
She’s a French tutor who spends much of her time on campus helping others étudier le français. She’s interned in the Canadian parliament so that she could learn and share international perspectives. And she’s traveled to Brazil with a youth soccer team she manages and encouraged them to notice and appreciate the culture around them.
Peurach has valued teaching moments in these experiences. But ultimately, she would like to teach people about culture through art. She sees art as an accessible entrance into understanding other areas of the world.
“I have many different ideas of what I want to do in life, but no matter what, I know I need to work with people around the world to help expand their knowledge,” she said. “My dream is to take my French language skills abroad and work in France.”
Her long-term goal is to work in a French museum or teach a global art history class — in French — to native French speakers.
If her time teaching others on campus is any indication, Peurach is well on her way to her goals.
Says Language Lab Director Alfonso Sintjago, “Over the past two years, the Language Lab has grown significantly in usage due to student-workers like Annie who have made the lab a more welcoming environment. Annie is a great student and student-worker who enhances the learning experience of her peers.”