Rebecca Arjev lived in Cleveland and Tallmadge, OH before pursuing her bachelor's degree in German at the University of Toledo, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2008. She thinks Toledo is a magical place. During her undergraduate career she enjoyed her first experiences abroad with the UT-Darmstadt Exchange Program in the summer of 2005 and a semester with the USAC Lüneburg program in the fall of 2006. She enjoys singing and playing Beatles songs on guitar and piano, cooking, taking walks outside, reading German literature and spending time with her soul mate, Eric. She hopes to one day write a revolutionary German text book using crayola markers.