CLSAS Podcast Series

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Artwork: Zach Wellstood CLS Chinese 2013

We are currently working to bring you a podcast series on Spotify and Soundcloud. The podcast series will feature CLS alumni speaking about a variety of topics from their CLS experiences.  A sample of one of our podcasts on "Diversity and Inclusion" is available with your  CLSAS log-in here

If you have a story to tell or would like to be featured in an upcoming podcast, we encourage you to reach out to us at


Additionally, we produce a quarterly newsletter and are always looking for submissions! If you have a short story, poem, photos, or funny experience you'd like to share, we'd love to hear about it. 

CLSAS Podcast Hosts

Miriam Tinberg (CLS Amman 2012) has an academic background of Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. During college, she spent 6 months in Amman, Jordan with CLS and CIEE, and then upon graduating, completed a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Rabat, Morocco for the 2014-2015 year. Professionally, she has worked in International Education and Higher Education, spanning the areas of study abroad, international students, and a language center working with language professors and technology. A few years ago, Miriam moved to Los Angeles and began a career in tech, working for Verizon now helping to build the LA 5G lab for tech innovation and development. Regardless of where she works or what she does, she always tries to infuse a focus on diversity, accessibility, representation, and inclusion.

Ashley Rivenbark is an alumna of the 2018 CLS Chinese program in Hangzhou, China. She graduated with a BA in Chinese and Spanish languages in 2014 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and with an MA in Management in 2016 from the Wake Forest School of Business. After graduate school, she worked as an anti-money laundering investigator before transitioning into her current role as a Learning & Development Specialist for Protiviti, a global consulting firm. Her undergraduate learning experiences and global perspectives were largely shaped by her studies abroad - in the summer of 2011 she received a fully-funded Asian Studies scholarship that took her to Singapore, India, and Brunei, and in 2012 she received a fully-funded fellowship to pursue intensive Chinese language studies in Beijing. This fellowship also gave her the opportunity to intern as a martial arts instructor for migrant children at a theater camp in the outskirts of the city. Ashley returned to China in 2013, 2014, and 2016 to teach English. Within her current role as Learning & Development Specialist, Ashley develops and promotes company-wide Diversity & Inclusion strategies and knowledge-sharing. She is passionate about language learning, storytelling, and cross-cultural education, and therefore is incredibly excited to co-host the CLSAS Diversity & Inclusion Podcast Series!

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Extended Content From Our Most Recent Newsletter

Vol 7 | Nov2020 

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