Chu Paing, originally from Myanmar, is a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology, and an aspiring linguistic anthropologist. Her research interests include ethnography, majority/minority language dynamics, language and politics, language and identity, language maintenance and shift, language socialization, narrative, storytelling, Burmese, and Tibeto-Burman languages of Myanmar. She graduated from Queens College, The City University of New York, with a Bachelor Degree in General Linguistics in the Spring of 2017. Chu's undergraduate thesis explored the patterns of language socialization across generations among Burmese immigrants in New York City under the supervision of Dr. Miki Makihara. Chu currently works with Dr. Carla Jones in the Anthropology Department at CU Boulder.