Asa grew up in Vermont, and received her bachelor’s degree in Africana Studies and French from Connecticut College in 2018. She spent the spring semester of her junior year studying at Middlebury’s School Abroad in Yaoundé, Cameroon. While there, Asa completed research on cultural perceptions and (mis)understandings of individuals with disabilities, fell in love with street food, and greatly improved her French. After graduation, Asa moved to the tiny island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean to work as an English Teaching Assistant for the French Ministry of Education before returning to her beloved home state. When she’s not on campus or traveling, Asa enjoys revisiting parts of Vermont’s 272 mile Long Trail (which she thru-hiked with her mom last year), browsing local farmers markets, hand-making greeting cards for all occasions, and searching for the best maple creemees.