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CLSAS Podcast Series

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CLSAS, in partnership with two CLS alum, has created a podcast series on Spotify and Soundcloud. The podcast series will feature CLS alumni speaking about a variety of topics from their CLS experiences. You can listen to our most recent podcast 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. 

Artwork: Zach Wellstood CLS Chinese 2013

CLSAS Podcast Hosts

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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.

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Ashley Rivenbark (艾莉) is an alumna of the 2014 CLS Chinese program in Hangzhou, China. As a diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist, she currently works for the global non-profit Catalyst and serves as a workshop facilitator for the National Association of Minority Speakers. Ashley completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2014, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (Chinese) and Romance Languages (Spanish). She went on to complete her graduate work at the Wake Forest School of Business in May 2016, receiving her Master of Science in Management. Ashley holds a Diversity & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University. Ashley is also dedicated to equity and inclusion work in her community through her involvement with Charlotte’s Community Building Initiative’s Equity Impact Circles, her selection to the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s Emerging Business Leaders program, and the release of her TEDx Talk: “Inclusive Thinking: Rewiring Your Brain for Greater Innovation”.

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