Maya Daiter graduated in June 2020 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with a major in German and a minor in UShistory. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. The German language is close to Maya's heart. She decided to take German starting in the 3rd grade, as it was her grandmother's native language. She has taken German-language courses every year since and hopes that her relationship with German will be lifelong. During her junior year at Northwestern, Maya spent a quarter in Freiburg, Germany. Her first exposure to teaching came in the form of her role as a peer academic mentor at Northwestern. She is very much looking forward to spending the year teaching and learning in Austria!