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Patrick Harned
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

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 addition to Arabic, he has studied Classical Greek, Latin, French, German, and Japanese; he’s curren...

Gretta Herrin
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

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 abroad: she first studied abroad in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and later lived in Shenzhen, China for three ye...

Andrea Howard
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

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 States Navy as a submariner. When she’s not studying or training, she enjoys singing, running, playin...

Kirstin Johnson
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Kirstin Johnson is an alumna of both the 2014 and 2015 CLS Korean programs in Wonju and Gwangju, respectively. She is a proud New Orleans native (who dat!) and is currently in her senior year at the University of New Orleans, where she studies film and television as well as political science. She has five siblings, was homeschooled until her sophomore year in high school, and enjoys almost every g...