Patrick Ploschnitzki

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2016-2017
PhD Student, Transcultural German Studies
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Patrick Ploschnitzki grew up in Germany and served his Zivildienst at a hostel on Norderney, followed by a job at the front desk there. Fascinated by languages and the USA, he completed the programs of "Linguistics and Phonetics" and "English Studies" at the University of Cologne in 2013. As an undergraduate, he interned for the University of Rhode Island's German Section and served as an assistant and phonetics teacher at Middlebury College’s German School. Patrick recently earned his Master's degree in German Studies (Translation Emphasis) at the University of Arizona. He will continue his studies as a PhD student with a minor in Translation Studies in the Department's "Transcultural German Studies" program. He is passionate about travel and language, music, movies, and literature. Patrick plans to become a professional literary translator.