LRC welcomes new team member Hilary Yarger

The Language Resource Center (LRC) welcomes a new team member, Hilary Yarger (she/her). As the LRC Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, Hilary will coordinate and promote special language initiatives, including Conversation Hours, language tutoring, World Languages Day, and Lingua Mater. Originally from Michigan, Hilary left high school to attend Bard College at Simon's Rock, an Early College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. While there, Hilary met many international students and friends, and her interest in language and cultural studies began. She also founded the Autism Support Group, forming a safe meeting space for students to discuss experiences related to college life with ASD.

Hilary continued her academic career as a graduate student and FLAS Fellow at the University of Chicago, where she earned her degree in the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH), an interdisciplinary curriculum combining East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Media Arts. Her thesis, titled “Hazy Devotion: A Visual Album in Electronic Music, East Asian Instruments, and Sensory Experience,” was presented at UChicago's Arts and Politics of East Asia Workshop.

In addition to studying Mandarin language, Hilary's research interests include modern/contemporary East Asian literature, Japanese aesthetics, and multimedia arts, such as electronic music, photography, and digital drawing.

In her free time, Hilary enjoys walking in botanic gardens, creating and editing videos, and experimenting with fibers and fashion.

You can find Hilary in G04A Stimson Hall or by emailing her directly at Learn more about Hilary at

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