Hey, I’m Greta Mertes. I just finished my sophomore year in the College of Education and Human Development, majoring in Family Social Science and minoring in Spanish. I really like to go for runs and something that helps me to destress is playing the piano, which I’ve done since I can remember.
One goal I have for myself is that I push myself to go outside my comfort zone as far as communicating with Thai people. Since I’ve grown up speaking Spanish, I’m comfortable communicating in that language; however, with Thai, it is definitely a new language and culture that I will have to push myself to get comfortable in. I will want to try to blend in as much as a redhead can in Thailand, but a goal I have for myself is to push myself to communicate with others outside our group because I think that way I will be able to gain more from the cultural experience.