Hello! My name is Xavier, but you can call me Xavi (pronounced "za-vee"). I was born and raised in Iowa, a state in the Midwestern United States. I hold a B.A. in Literature and Media Studies from Brown University, and will soon be completing a M.A. in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. I have just returned from Kyushu, Japan, where I taught English at a middle school and ate lots of Hakata ramen. I love learning languages, reading good books, watching good movies, and getting to know people who are different from myself. I look forward to meeting you soon!