Annika Hirmke is a senior at Earlham College, studying Physics and Peace & Global Studies. She is an international student at Earlham, originally coming from Germany. Throughout her time at Earlham she has held several different work positions and has been engaged in the community in different ways. Through those experiences she has learned more and more about the paths of international students and how they engage with Earlham as an institution and a community, which can be different from domestic students.
Therefore, she has always paid attention to how international students at Earlham find and shape their community here at Earlham and is looking to explore this further with this project.