Brandon Mok

University: Cornell University
Major: History
Languages: Cantonese
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Biography: Growing up, I straddled the often conflicting cultures of Hong Kong and Britain by living with my Cantonese-speaking family while studying under the British education system. This international experience pushed me to further expand my horizons and I soon found myself in the frozen fjords of Norway studying the International Baccalaureate at the United World Colleges Red Cross Nordic with 200 students from 95 different countries. There, I became well-acquainted with the nuances of intercultural dialogue by living with roommates from 4 different countries for 2 years.

At Cornell University, I study history to learn critical skills that I hope to translate into a law degree. In the future, I would like to specialize in public international law and work in an international NGO because I am fascinated by the intricacies of language and the legal system, and their effect on everyday lives.