East-West Scholar – Chinese Language & Asian Studies Instructor
Translator & Poet – Explorer & Educational Entrepreneur

I was born and raised in Rhode Island and Vermont, with formative sojourns in Italy, China, Burma, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.

I am fascinated by the literary and cultural intersections between Asian and European civilizations, and revel in inspiring students to travel to foreign lands and embrace new languages, cultures and friendships.

I seek to unearth new texts, bridge cultures, learn from others, abide in color and silence, and share my intellectual passions and gifts with the world.

Stay current on China and Myanmar at @kylelaoshi & follow me @ Huffington Post