Q: Could you please introduce
name is Sarin Aladadi. I was born and raised in Los Angeles,
California. I went to Pepperdine
University and majored in Philosophy and minored in Economics. On my spare time, I am fascinated with
reading. Cooking as well becomes part of my life. In China I usually cook for
my friends. It always reminds me of my hometown and family. Great food carries
beautiful memories. In addition, photography is also one of my favorite things. Capturing attractive and
special scenery and precious moments, which, in my opinion, adds more colors to my plain
brought you to China?
studied Chinese in high school and fell in love with this language. I found it very intriguing
and challenging. At Pepperdine, I
studied aboard in Shanghai and completely fell in love with the Chinese culture
as well. When I left Shanghai, I felt a strong bond of China and I knew I’d
is your favorite thing about China?
love so many things about China! First and foremost, I’d have to say my
students. I loved my students dearly.
But other than that, I’d have to say zongzi—this
little amazing triangle is really to my stomach! Oh and also Hangzhou’s parks. I spent
much time exploring Qingmu park.
is the biggest difference between Chinese and American culture?
culture is naturally more communal while American culture is very
did you choose to be a college teacher and why it’s our college?
agent placed me at China Jiliang University. I didn’t really have a preference.
I choose to be a college teacher because I felt like I could inspire students
to follow their dreams and extend their horizons.
are your future plans?
A:I plan to get my Master’s degree in
International Environmental Policy then further my education in law.