International Storytelling Contest 2019

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Stories:

Undergraduate Students

1st Place

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Triana Lin

Major: English

Emphasis: Second Language Acquisition

Expected Graduation: '20

Triana Lin is a senior, majoring in English. She was born in Taiwan and raised in Costa Rica. Triana is fluent in English, Spanish, and Mandarin. She hopes to become a bilingual teacher in the near future.

Submission

2nd Place

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Rosie Baker

Major: Communications

Minor: Creative Writing

Expected Graduation: '21

My name is Rosie Baker. I am a junior studying Communications with an emphasis in PR and Advertising, while minoring in Creative Writing.

I moved to Los Angeles in 2015 from a small town in southern England with my family, including my miniature sausage dog. 

I love to write. Currently I write bi-weekly articles for a magazine chapter on campus called Her Campus. I am also in the process of writing a non-fiction book.

If I'm not writing or studying, I love to hang out with my friends, go to new places around LA, eat food, and visit the beach.

Submission

Graduate Students

1st Place

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Kala Knidhi

Major: Business Administration

Emphasis: TBD

Expected Graduation: TBD

I am Kala Knidhi, an aspiring entrepreneur, pursuing a master’s in business administration. I am an animal lover who’s spiritually inclined, compassionate, as well as one who loves hiking. I am always seeking new experiences and love meeting new people!

Submission

2nd Place

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Yu Ting Wang (Kimberley)

Major: Business Administration

Emphasis: TBD

Expected Graduation: TBD

Hi everyone, my name is Kimberley. I am from Taiwan. I’m a graduate student at CLU. My hobby is dancing. I do street dance like waacking, new jazz, and a little bit of voguing. This is my first time trying modern dance, so thank you so much for watching this video.

Submission

Video

3rd Place

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Miki Miinadani

Major: Business Administration

Emphasis: Finance

Expected Graduation: '21

Hi, I'm Miki. I'm from Japan. I like traveling, cooking, and watching movies. I'd like to talk about Japan and even listen to your story!

Submission

Honorable Mention

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Ziqi Ren

Major: Business Administration

Emphasis: TBD

Expected Graduation: TBD

I am Ziqi Ren and I am from China. I have been in this school for three and a half years. My major was Accounting as an undergraduate student. Currently, I am enrolled in the MBA program.

I appreciate the resource of The Writing Center. This place has saved my life. They are like a family. Everyone knows me when I come in. They give me the confidence and courage to overcome my language issues. As an international student, it is necessary to have such a place that can help us increase our confidence. I truly appreciate this loving place!

Submission

Honorable Mention

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Xin Long Tsai (Neil)

Major: Quantitative Economics

Minor: None

Expected Graduation: '20

My name is Neil. I am unique because of the following reasons. First, being optimistic makes me live in the present without worrying about the future. I also consider myself well-prepared. It plays a crucial role in my life. In addition, being honest with myself has always been my motto that I feed into this world.

Submission

Returning Study Abroad

1st Place

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Aaron Aragones

Major: Business Administration

Emphasis: Marketing

Expected Graduation: '21

Aaron is a senior studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. He co-leads the Hiking Club and serves as an Alumni Ambassador for the CLU Study Abroad Program. Aaron studied abroad in France, Italy, and Germany with his twin brother in the spring of 2018. It was an adventure of a lifetime! One day he aspires to practice marketing for a large studio or company, photograph the world, share the love of God, and maybe even become an Internet meme.

Submission

2nd Place

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Kerstin Westerland

Major: Marketing Communication

Minor: Global Studies and French

Expected Graduation: '20

Kerstin is a senior at Cal Lutheran, studying Marketing Communication, Global Studies, and French. She is passionate about traveling the world, design, fashion, learning foreign languages, photography and volunteering in her community. Kerstin has studied abroad twice in Aix-en- Provence France and Meknes, Morocco and absolutely loved both experiences.

Submission

3rd Place

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Sarah Sherwood

Major: English

Minor: Communications

Expected Graduation: '21

Sarah Sherwood is a junior at Cal Lutheran. She is an English major with a minor in Communications. Recently, she returned from a semester abroad at Bangor University in Wales. She is a published author and poet who also enjoys long walks on the beach, gardening, and music.

Submission

Honorable Mention

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Natalie Mansergh, Environmental Science, Geology, '21

Major: Environmental Science

Minor: Geology

Expected Graduation: '21

Natalie is a junior studying Environmental Science with a minor in Geology. She is currently studying abroad in Bocas del Toro, Panama with the School for Field Studies. She hopes one day to become an environmental activist or a travel writer. She enjoys writing; especially fictional stories and even personal experiences.

Submission

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