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Kathryn Robison

Kathryn (Kat) Robison is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Turkish program in Ankara, Turkey. She is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and is currently a Ph.D. student and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. (Her college basketball team loyalty is sp…

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Daniel Bromberg

Daniel Bromberg is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Persian program in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He is currently a Fulbright Research Fellow at Maastricht University; he will graduate this year with a Master of Science in Public Health and plans to work for a few years in global health and development before…

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Patrick Harned

Patrick Harned is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Arabic program in Madaba, Jordan. He is a first year graduate student in Global Policy Studies and Middle Eastern Studies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy, a school of the University of Texas at Austin. He volunteers as an ESL teacher. In…

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Garik Sadovy

Garik Sadovy is an alumnus of both the 2012 and 2015 CLS Indonesian programs in Malang, Indonesia. He is currently an incoming PhD candidate in oceanography and climate sciences at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego. When he’s not doing research, he likes to read, sing, dive, and wri…

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Kiana Chan

Kiana Chan is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Chinese program in Beijing, China. She grew up in a suburb of San Francisco in a cohousing community where she knew all eighty of her neighbors; she is currently a junior at UCLA, where she studies geography and Chinese, works at the international center as a…

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Gretta Herrin

Gretta Herrin (郝思嘉) is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Chinese program in Dalian, China. She grew up in rural New Hampshire but is currently working in Washington, D.C. as the Student Services and Communications Manager at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center of Johns Hopkins SAIS. She is no stranger to travel abr…

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Liz Thomas

Elizabeth (Liz) Thomas is an alumna of both the 2013 and 2014 CLS Bangla programs in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a Foreign Service kid, and grew up in Sri Lanka, India, Morocco, and France before moving back to the United States for college; she has worked in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as well …

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Alessia De Vitis

Alessia De Vitis is an alumna of the 2014 CLS Punjabi program in Chandigarh, India. She’s from a small town in Connecticut, but is currently living in Washington, D.C.; she’s a junior at American University, where she works as a Punjabi translator and studies international relations and law. When s…

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Andrea Howard

Andrea Howard is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Azerbaijani program in Baku, Azerbaijan. She is from Norcross, Georgia, and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Science and Security as a Marshall Scholar at King’s College London. After she finishes her graduate studies, she will serve the United …

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016


Laura Viera

Laura Viera Gonzalez is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Korean program in Gwangju, South Korea. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and Spanish is her first language. She recently graduated from Universidad del Este with a B.S. in Culinary Management; she loves cooking for people and traveling, and o…

Alumni Profile — May 03, 2016