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Garik Sadovy
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Garik Sadovy is an alumnus of both the 2012 and 2015 CLS Indonesian programs in Malang, Indonesia. He is currently an incoming PhD candidate in oceanography and climate sciences at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego. When he’s not doing research, he likes to read, sing, dive, and write Indonesian poetry. He’s a Texas native, has spent many years in North Carolina, has lived in Polan...

Liz Thomas
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Elizabeth (Liz) Thomas is an alumna of both the 2013 and 2014 CLS Bangla programs in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a Foreign Service kid, and grew up in Sri Lanka, India, Morocco, and France before moving back to the United States for college; she has worked in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as well as Atlanta, Georgia and Bethesda, Maryland. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., where she works ...

Laura Viera
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Laura Viera Gonzalez is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Korean program in Gwangju, South Korea. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and Spanish is her first language. She recently graduated from Universidad del Este with a B.S. in Culinary Management; she loves cooking for people and traveling, and once spent an exchange semester in Finland where she volunteered at a vegan restaurant. Why Kor...

Isaiah Weaver
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Isaiah Weaver is an alumnus of the 2015 CLS Urdu program in Lucknow, India. He grew up in “Gorgeous Prince George’s” County, Maryland, and is currently in his third year at Morgan State University, where he studies electrical engineering. When he isn’t tinkering with software, he enjoys scuba diving and rock climbing. Why Urdu? I studied Hindi the summer before CLS, and I wanted ...