Austin is just starting out as a freshman in Linguistics at UT. Hence, he seeks to supplement his high-school-learnt German with college lore. As a native Texan, Austin was born into the state’s cultural legacy; to him, the dialects of German do much to make Texas unique, and we should lose so much to see them go. Managing his time as well he may, Austin delights in languages diverse, and finds the greatest pleasure in historical linguistics. Outside of that, he has recently discovered dance to be both a purpose and a joy, and takes him to flamenco lessons regularly. He also likes to camp, hike, bike, swim, and wave-ride.