Clair Nguyen—Student by day and everything else by night (as life dictates). She enjoys learning new aspects and facets of Asian culture and is interested in heteroglossia of East-West fusion in Asian art, folk, and pop music. In her free time, Clair likes to research Vietnamese cultural practices, music, myths, and legends in hopes to facilitate such information to younger generations. Research aside, Clair has a passion for anime, manga, and comics. Clair holds both a B.M. (as summa cum laude and Presser Scholar) and a M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of South Florida. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in Music Theory at Hunter College, City University of New York.