My name is Rob Rauch. I’m a sophomore Humanities major who’s also studying English and Classics (I haven’t decided which is a major and which is a minor). I’m interested in the silk road because it represents a unique fusion of different cultures, something I believe is very important in ourshrinking world. I also have a deep love of stories, so I plan to read as many stories from along the silk road as I can. I think as part of my final project I may write a fictional travelogue.