Nuoya is currently a freshman at Washington and Lee University. In high school, she enjoyed music, and was the only violin player at her school. Nuoya’s performed in spring and winter concerts for three years during high school. Nuoya also enjoys team sports. She was a member of both the varsity and JV high school volleyball teams. Also, as part of fundraising for her senior class gift, Nuoya “smuggled” pearls from China to the United States, raising hundreds of dollars for her senior class! In her spare time, Nuoya loves reading dystopian literature and watching SciFi movies. Nuoya’s personal research interest are in the history of luxury. Her high school was not far from New York City, where she became familiar with luxury brands on Fifth Avenue. She is interested in further exploring the creation of luxury, as well as the history of branding.