Austin Babb, a senior from Munster, Indiana, is currently studying Human Resource Management in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Austin’s passion for learning Chinese came from adventures abroad in Belize, starting when he was 13. When he learned that Belize was facing an electricity crisis, Austin co-founded a social enterprise called GSR Advance Biofuels Limited, with the goal of ending the energy crisis in Belize and building the next pillar of economic development. After completing his freshman year, Austin took a summer off from GSR to teach English in Wuhan, China. It wasn’t long before Austin began to enjoy Chinese culture and food. Upon returning to the U.S., he started learning Chinese with the hope of taking his business to China, continuing to solve electricity and environmental problems.Austin has started teaching Chinese to kids in the Bridges project at IU, improving his ability as a language teacher. In his spare time, he has managed the finances of the IU Ballroom Dance Club, and he actively participates in ballroom dance competitions.