The Transfer Student

Junior Shirley Liu (Chinese name Liu Xingyu, which means meteor rain) moved from China this school year because her mother is a visiting English professor at Georgia State University.

She has a passion for languages and a love for the United States. The first thing she noticed was the “wide open sky” that seemed full of possibility –  a stark contrast to her polluted native city of Nanjing.

Although the future is uncertain and exciting, Shirley is ready for whatever comes her way, to bestow happiness on those she meets, which is the job her parents intended for their “meteor rain.”