Mia Orlandella is an undergraduate student at UT Austin double-majoring in business finance and German. She started taking German classes in high school and decided to continue pursuing her passion for the language at UT after participating in a life-changing exchange trip to Amberg, Germany. Mia became interested in the TGDP after learning about the project through an intro to linguistics course taught by Dr. Marc Pierce. Aside from the TGDP, she is involved in the Germanic Studies Department as the president of Delta Phi Alpha German Honors Society, DJ and co-host of the German radio show Es Klingt Wie Deutsch, and as an officer for the German club. She looks forward to learning more about the Texas German dialect and culture while working with the TGDP.