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Another congrats to WLC alumna Maryan Escarfullett!

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Congratulations to WLC alumna Maryan Escarfullett (self-designed Chinese major, ’12) who has successfully completed her master’s in international studies at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. The thesis for her MA degree is titled “2014中国人的价值观/Changes in Chinese Values from 1990-2014: A Study of the World Values Survey” (in Chinese).  An English version of it is available, via The Diplomat.

During her time at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies, Maryan demonstrated her strong leadership. She served as an associate editor of the campus newspaper SAIS Observer as well as Hassenfeld fellow and co-president of Nanjing Volunteers (a new online platform that connects volunteer groups with local philanthropic organizations). While writing her thesis, Maryan also translated a business management practices book for Suning Electronics, China’s largest electronic device manufacturer. After relocating to Washington, DC Maryan has started volunteering as the Chair of the East Asia Discussion Group of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s second largest professional services network, recently employed Maryan Escarfullett in their advisory services and forensic services department. Her work is available on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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TCNJ students named “Teacher of the Year” by the Chinese American Cultural Association and Edison Chinese School

Tara Pretty (Class of 2013) and Patricia Lin (Class of 2014) taught Chinese to students–kindergarten up to 12th grade–at Edison Chinese School on weekends from September 2012 to June 2013.  Pretty and Lin were honored for their dedication and commitment to teaching Chinese language and culture with “Teacher of the Year” awards from the Chinese American Cultural Association…Continue Reading

Alumni Letter: Brittany Oldewurtel

May 22nd, 2013 It’s official. After navigating my way through a complicated visa process and landing the job after two successful interviews, I have finally completed my first year within the FIAT Group working on the central HR team for Automotive Lighting-Magneti Marelli. As with any new challenge, I made plenty of naive assumptions as…Continue Reading

Maryan Escarfullett: “Learning Chinese Has Transformed Me”

The past year I’ve been living and studying for a master degree in International Studies at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. But, my motivation and my decision to live in China went back to my time at TCNJ. At TCNJ, enrolled as a freshman in Dr. Mi’s Chinese 101 class I…Continue Reading

Alumni Letter: Erin Hardy

It was over a year ago that I began the adventure of a lifetime; an adventure that became the life I’d always dreamt of having. After graduation I interviewed at several schools, but was unsuccessful in finding a job as a high school Italian teacher. One day while searching for an Italian Master’s program I…Continue Reading

Alumni Update: Corina Mavrodin

Corina is currently completing her PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE) in London, UK. After completing a year abroad in Seville and graduating TCNJ in 2002, Corina worked with NGOs (Frankfurt, Germany) the United Nations (New York) and the Romanian Senate (Bucharest), where she was foreign affairs counselor to the President of the…Continue Reading

A note from Jeremy Frusco, minor in Italian

My name is Jeremy Frusco. I am a graduate student in musicology at the University of Florida with an interest in Italian social songs and la Resistenza who is looking for opportunities to conduct archival research throughout Italy this summer. My primary archive of interest is the Istituto Ernesto de Martino in Sesto Fiorentino. Founded…Continue Reading