Julianne Aiello is an Ohio State University graduate, earning a BA in education and human ecology. She joined the foundation in 2013 after she had completed a year of service with Americorps at a K-8 school in Los Angeles. She believes wholeheartedly in the Daniel Pearl Youth News Program, as well as the overall mission and message of the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
In 2012 when Liora Alban began her internship she was a senior at the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in religious studies and art history. She had already completed three years of study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she delved further into her passion for learning about multiculturalism. Liora is looking forward to using what she learned from her time interning at the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
Claire is a rising junior at Tulane University in New Orleans. She is a double major in Political Science and International Development, and is happily anticipating her upcoming semester abroad in The Netherlands. Claire joined the foundation in May 2014, and when not working she can be found at the beach or pursuing her passion for photography.
Esther was a rising Sophomore at Colorado College with hopes of creating her own major called, “Visual Media and Social Change,” and minoring in either journalism or race and ethnic studies. She has a knack for all things photography, food, tv shows, volunteering, and laughing. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in June 2013.
Boya Chen is a recent graduate, majoring in public administration from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Additionally, she holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation as an intern in September 2013, seeking to accumulate professional experience and knowledge.
Yanlin, also known to her friends as Cecilia or Ceci, was a first-year student at UCLA with a passion for communications and music history. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in January 2013.
Yishen Chen was a second-year student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she majored in communication. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation as an intern in June 2013.
Hanyu Chwe was an incoming Sophomore at Swarthmore College in Fall 2013. He enjoys drumming as well as playing various other percussion instruments, singing, and the deep explication of trashy mainstream music. Hanyu was super excited to work at the Daniel Pearl Foundation and to use music for the greater good.
Steven was a Senior at the University of Southern California, majoring in print and digital journalism and minoring in sports media studies and entrepreneurship. After graduation, Steven hoped to spend a few months traveling the world to experience different cultures and gain new perspectives. He joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in June 2013.
Rio was a Sophomore at Georgetown University, majoring in science, technology, & international affairs, with a concentration in international security and a certificate in international development. In his free time, Rio enjoys jogging around the neighborhood, playing musical instruments, meeting new people, exploring new places, and trying new foods. He joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation as an intern in May 2013.
Tehya was a first-year international development studies student at UCLA. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in April 2013. She has an interest in journalism and was eager to dedicate her time to promoting the values of the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
Brianna was a fourth-year anthropology and Middle Eastern studies at UCLA. She dedicated much of her time at UCLA and abroad to initiating and participating in social justice and coexistance projects. As an intern for the Daniel Pearl Foundation in 2012, she was involved in the planning and organization of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days program.
Natasha graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Starting in late 2012 she worked on social media at the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
Alison is a rising third year at The University of Chicago double majoring in Sociology and Statistics. She is interested in writing, painting, and social justice, and is looking forward to studying human rights in Vienna in the upcoming school year. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation as an intern in June 2014 and is excited to promote mutual respect and understanding among diverse cultures through journalism, music and dialogue.
Lauren was a Junior at Duke University majoring in political science, with a minor in history and a certificate in ethics. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in May 2013.
Sam is a transfer junior student to UCLA. He is a double major in History and Geography, with an interest in international relations and journalism. Sam joined the foundation in May 2014.
Chloe was a junior at Wesleyan University, majoring in government with a focus on English, and international and American constitutional law. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and beating her sister at Jeopardy. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in June 2013.
Jennifer was a fifth-year student at UC Irvine majoring in English and Spanish when she joined the foundation in 2012. As an intern at the Daniel Pearl Foundation, she was involved in the research and organization of Daniel Pearl World Music Days, including cataloging and uploading photos of bands and flyers onto the World Music Days website.
Derong (Steven) Li was twenty-four years old and a rising senior graduate student from Pepperdine University, chasing after a master’s of public policy degree, with a focus on data analysis and program research. He joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation as an intern in June, 2013.
Jingyun was a second-year student at Oberlin College, majoring in math and economics. She worked on the Daniel Pearl Youth News program starting in early 2013.
Freja is a third-year International student at UCLA, majoring in psychology. She is from China, and she has her own experience of cultural difference. She has a passion for music, dancing, social justice, and gender equality. She is a feminist. She likes everything, she respects all the similarities and differences. She joined Daniel Pearl Foundation in May 2014. She believes that this foundation can raise more people’s awareness of humanity and integrity by promoting programs in relation to cross-cultural communication and understanding.
Elia was an undergraduate student at California State University, Long Beach, majoring in international studies. She interned at the Daniel Pearl Foundation from 2012-2013 as a researcher for World Music Days.
Alyssa Magier was a second-year student at New York University double majoring in metropolitan and environmental studies. She has a passion for volunteering, social justice, and youth activism. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in May 2013 and hopes to pursue her passions while spreading the message of the organization.
Alyssa Marcy was a classical guitarist from upstate New York with interests in journalism and global tolerance issues. During her time at the Daniel Pearl Foundation, she was involved with the promotion and organization of Daniel Pearl World Music Days, including a presentation of the 2012 participating U.S. Embassies.
Erika was a fourth-year undergraduate student at Wake Forest University, majoring in anthropology with a minor in Spanish. She began her internship with the Daniel Pearl Foundation in May 2013.
Melissa was a fourth-year student at UCLA, completing a double major in political science and anthropology. She interned for the foundation from April 2012-March 2013, working on research, social media, and World Music Days.
Erick Molina graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in history and minoring in business management. He joined the foundation in 2013. Upon the completion of his internship he began working toward his goal of attaining a master’s degree in public policy at Pepperdine University. He is passionate about volunteering, culture, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Amanda was a rising Senior at The Johns Hopkins University majoring in history with a concentration in the United States. In her free time, Amanda enjoys playing the flute, reading, exercising, and watching movies. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in June 2013.
Steven earned a master’s degree in American studies at California State University, Fullerton. Before receiving his master’s degree, he completed a bachelor’s degree in American studies and a minor in English from the same university. He joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation as an intern in February 2013 to further the message of tolerance and intercultural understanding.
Conrad graduated UCLA in December 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in political science. He joined the Daniel Pearl foundation in February as an intern and had a passion for the Pearl Youth News program.
Jessica grew up in Switzerland and graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. As an intern starting in October 2012, she researched international bands and venues and contacted booking agents to increase participation in Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
Jisoo will be a senior in the fall at Queens College studying Music Performance on the oboe. She is interested in entering the arts administration field upon graduation. Besides music, her other interests include health and fitness as well as nutrition. She joined the foundation in June 2014.
Camila was a recent graduate of Swarthmore College, where she studied English literature and art history. At Swarthmore, Camila worked for the student-run print newspaper The Phoenix and had interned at KPCC and the LA Review of Books. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in June 2013 and was very excited to be a part of the DPF team.
Victoria was a junior at Boston College, majoring in international studies and minoring in French and economics. Within these academic fields, Victoria is interested in global ethics and social justice. Outside of academics, she is passionate about volunteer work and progressive journalism. Victoria joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in June 2013.
Mengqiao was a second-year student at UCLA majoring in business economics with a music history minor. She had a profound interest in alternative rock music and attending live concerts and music festivals. She was involved in UCLA Radio as a DJ and contributed as a writer for their blog. She started as an intern at the Daniel Pearl Foundation in January 2013.
Lauren graduated with a double bachelor’s degree in history and film studies from UC Davis. She completed a master’s program in global media and communications at the University of Southern California. She is excited to help spread the foundation’s cause in promoting cross-cultural understanding through journalism, dialogue, and music. Lauren began her internship in February 2013
Alan Xu is a second year undergraduate at UCLA, majoring in Business Economics with a Specialization in Computing. He is a huge basketball fan, and loves to cook all sorts of cuisine. He loves to meet new people, and believes wholeheartedly in the Daniel Pearl Foundation’s message of tolerance. He joined the foundation in January 2014.
Cherry is a junior at UCLA majoring in Comparative Literature with a minor in film. She joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation as an intern in Apr 2014. She has an interest in music and writing, and she believes that the Daniel Pearl Foundation can bring her new perspectives in relation to cultural differences and education.
Emily was a third year undergraduate majoring in Psychology at UCLA when she joined the Daniel Pearl Foundation in March 2014. She enjoys learning and understanding people’s behaviors and her goal is to pursue a PhD degree in Clinical Psychology. She is working with the hope that she would be able to gain valuable insight into her interests. As an intern at Daniel Pearl Foundation, she would also like to share her enthusiasm for promoting cross-cultural understanding.