My name is Yana Natekina and I am currently majoring in business administration with concentrations in accounting and finance. I was born and raised here in Seattle, Washington, but my family is from Ukraine. I have always wanted to study abroad and experience living on my own since I have never lived anywhere else, and the Corbett Scholarship is making that possible for me at the University of British Columbia (UBC)! I am very excited to be studying in Vancouver, Canada, because I frequently travel to Vancouver and I absolutely love everything about the city and can’t wait to indulge in the atmosphere and communities. The French language is also one of Canada’s official languages, and is of high interest to me. I am hoping to enhance and continue my studies in French at UBC.