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Going Back to The Roots: Navigating Identities


CLSAS Podcast host Miriam Tinberg chats with Wendy about her experiences in China as a Chinese American and learning Mandarin to strengthen her relationship with her family and grandparents.

Guest Bio:
Wendy van Giezen is an alumna of the 2017 CLS Chinese program in Changchun, China and 2018 CLS Ambassador. Wendy graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and global & international studies. During her undergraduate studies, she studied abroad in London (KU Study Abroad Scholarship, Japan (Kakehashi Project/ Japan Foundation grant), Xi’an, China (Chinese Government Scholarship, and Shanghai, China (Freeman Asia Scholarship).  She has worked in healthcare in Shanghai, Taipei, the Netherlands, and is currently employed as a registered nurse in her hometown of New York City.  In the near future, she will pursue a Master of Public Health degree. Wendy enjoys a good read, tea culture, learning to cook local cuisines, and sharing her love for study abroad. After graduate school, she aspires to join the Peace Corps or work for an NGO focusing on access to healthcare and women’s health.


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