Grant Owens is a third-year undergraduate student at UT double majoring in International Relations and Global Studies and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. He began learning German last fall at UT, and has since fallen in love with the language. This past summer he studied German at the Middlebury Language Schools, which boosted his interest in the language. Originally from San Antonio, Grant has known about Texas German from a young age, but first became interested in it after studying German in the classroom. Outside of TGDP, Grant is a section leader in the Longhorn Band and is very involved with other ensembles on campus throughout the year. Grant is very excited to be working with the TGDP team and he looks forward to enriching his knowledge of Texas German through this project!