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Sonia Kim
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Sonia Kim is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Korean program in Gwangju, South Korea. A former K-12 educator, she is currently an instructional designer at Udemy, an educational technology startup. She received her B.A. in English from Brown University and her Ed.M. in learning and teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In her free time, Sonia enjoys photography, film, Asian-American fic...

Morgan Burdick
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Morgan Burdick is an alumna of the 2014 Urdu and 2016 Punjabi CLS Programs in Lucknow and Chandigarh, India, respectively. She is currently a student at Seattle University and works as a social worker with immigrant survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence. After graduating this spring, she will begin a master’s degree in social work at the University of Washington. Wh...

Maria Folvarska
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Maria Folvarska is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Russian program in Vladimir, Russia. She is currently a senior at the University of Illinois at Chicago majoring in history and mathematical computer science and minoring in French and Russian. She moved to the United States from Slovakia with her family when she was two years old and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. When Maria is not studying or work...

Sabrina Hassan
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Sabrina Hassan is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Swahili program in Arusha, Tanzania. She is currently a junior at Boston University majoring in international relations and African studies. Sabrina was born in Zanzibar to a Croatian mother and a Zanzibari father, and moved to the United States when she was one year old. Since then she has lived in various parts of the U.S. including Alaska, New Jersey,...