Cady Abe | Asian Pacific Studies Major & Chinese Minor, ‘22

Cady Abe smiles holding the brim of her hat with a red hibiscus in her hair.

Cady is an Asian and Pacific Studies Major with a concentration on China and Japan. She studied both Chinese and Japanese at LMU. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, she has been a student at LMU for almost four years. During her time here, she has served in several student leadership roles. She was the President for The Chinese Circle (TCC), the student organization serving primarily non-native speakers of Chinese to help them learn the language and culture. She also was the Captain of the LMU Debate Team, also known as the LMU Communication Arts and Advocacy Program, and she traveled across the nation for various Debate Conferences discussing social justice topics. She served as a Co-President of LMU’s Taiko (Japanese drumming) group, which she co-founded in 2018. In addition, she was a tour guide for LMU Admissions and has tutored children for the Mar Vista Family Center and the Catherine Johnson Stem Academy. Learning language and culture is one of Cady's passions. She has this to say about her way to learn another language: “I am a huge foodie! Food is a very important aspect of learning another language and being immersed into another culture.” Cady hopes to continue learning both Chinese and Japanese in order to reach workplace proficiency. She plans to attend law school in the near future and to continue learning languages abroad.