Aaron Greer is a recipient of the Academic Year 2017-2018 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The award provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students with financial support to develop fluency in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and expertise in the regions in which these languages are spoken. Every year the Center for Global Studies awards between 12-15 fellowships to UW students. Click here to learn more.
I applied for the FLAS Fellowship to advance my language abilities and cultural acumen in preparation for future employment by a US firm in China. As a MBA Candidate, FLAS provides me a method to round out my business school education with international experience and abilities that will serve my career goals. My research interests include Chinese macro and micro economic landscapes, in particular to the effects on US manufacturing firms operating within the sphere of Chinese influence.