Eric Esteban graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a B.A. in Japanese Language & Literature and a BHS with a focus on Public Health. His thesis was an annotated translation and investigation of The Night Crane, a 13th century poetics manual by a woman known in history as Nun Abutsu. Continuing his research on classical and medieval Japanese poetry, he is interested in exploring the geographical trends of poetic allusions within imperial anthologies and personal poetry collections. During his last two years of undergraduate work, Eric was a research assistant for the Florida Hospital Languages Services Study, a study which sought to measure the accessibility of language services in Florida hospitals to those with limited English proficiency. While his research interests fall under premodern Japanese studies, he maintains an appreciation for public health and cultural understandings of illness.