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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 communications@clsas.org.


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. Two years ago, Miriam, a lifelong New Englander, moved to Los Angeles, CA and now works for Tumblr marketing, doing everything from video to marketing with artist on Tumblr. Miriam is excited about Diversity and Inclusion and looks forward to co-hosting this podcast series.

Ashley Rivenbark (艾莉) (CLS China 2014) graduated with a B.A. in Chinese and Spanish languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and with an M.A. in Management 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 Coordinator for Protiviti, a global consulting firm. Her global perspectives were largely shaped by her undergrad studies abroad experiences - 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. "Within her current role as Learning & Development Coordinator, 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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